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Emperor Menelik IIPocket watch displayed on Auction in Genev

Posted: 13 Nov 2009 10:30
by ኦሽንoc
A historical pocket watch made for Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II (1844 - 1913),
"The Negus Watch", dating from 1893, is displayed during an auction.


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A historical pocket watch made for Ethiopian Emperor...

AP - Wednesday, November 11 02:13 pm

A historical pocket watch made for Ethiopian Emperor Menelik II (1844 - 1913), "The Negus Watch", dating from 1893, is displayed during an auction preview for the media at Sotheby's in Geneva, Switzerland, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009. The auction Magnificent Jewels, will go on sale November 17 in Geneva. The Watch was a gift to Leon Chefneux in recognition of his contribution to the implementation of Ethiopia's first railway line, as inscribed on the inside of the case 'Don de Sa Majeste Menelik II Empereur d'Ethiopie'. Estimated at CHF 30,000 - 50,000 (US$ 29,100 - 48,500). (AP Photo/Keystone, Sandro Campardo)

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