Ethiopia 1-CENT (KM43.1) Oxen / Lion
The first decimal coinage of the Peoples Democratic Republic was issued in EE1969 (1977). The obverse features the most ferocious lion to appear on coinage. The reverse shows a pair of oxen pulling a cart. An Ox is simply a mature cow that has been trained to pull wagons and farm implements.
This coin was an FAO issue, the only one for Ethiopia. I am not sure if FAO appears on the coin's legend, since I am not good reading Amharic.
- Diameter: 17 mm
- Composition: Aluminum
- CAT#: KM43.1