Emperor Haile Selassie I and Maria Theresa Thaler Hinged Coin Heirloom Pendant
Emperor Haile Selassie and Maria Theresa Thaler Hinged Coin Heirloom Pendant
Approx. Measurements: total length 3”, top coin 1” diameter, bottom 1 5/8" diameter
Rastafarians regard Emperor Haile Selassie I as God because Marcus Garvey's prophecy - "Look to Africa where a black king shall be crowned, he shall be the Redeemer" - was swiftly followed by the ascension of Haile Selassie as Emperor of Ethiopia. Haile Selassie I is regarded by Rastafarians as the God of the Black race.
The Maria Theresa thaler (MTT) is a silver bullion coin and a type of Conventionsthaler that has been used in world trade continuously since it was first minted in 1741. It is named after Maria Theresa who ruled Austria, Hungary, and Bohemia from 1740 to 1780 and is depicted on the coin.
Origin is Ethiopia