Coins from Eritrea
Eritrea was a former Ottoman Eyalet territory from the 15th century until its ruler, the Ottoman vassal of Egypt, broke away. It was subsequently colonized by Italy in 1889, as the "Colonia Eritrea". The country was liberated by Allied forces in 1941, and assigned to Ethiopia following the end of the war in 1945, until the late 1980s, when Eritrea broke away from Ethiopia following a brief war of independence that ended in 1993. Today it is a small poverty-wracked country in Eastern Africa.
See also: Ethiopia
Eritrea - Dollar (1993-1997)
Numista referee for this country is CassTaylor.
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