A genuine Ethiopian 50 Matonas coin showing the Lion of Judah is the centerpiece here. When the vessel is opened a portrait of the Emperor Haile Selassie (1892-1975), aka "Ras Tafari" is revealed inside of the cap.
The classic 18-flute pattern on the body of this special container helps ensure a positive grip. The flutes were cut using our 1875 Ornamental Lathe, while the finer and curvaceous lines on the cap, also functional, were made with our 1915 Rose Engine.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this design will be donated to the Ethiopian Red Cross.
Diameter 1-3/8" X 1-3/4" Tall
Our Astral Vessels are made from modern aircraft-grade aluminum that we carve, engrave and ornament using a variety of metalworking techniques, from ancient to modern. Our designs will sparkle like new for years thanks to the anodizing that illuminates, colors and hardens the surfaces, shielding the vessel from corrosion, abrasion and light impact.
Treating your vessels with care and taking simple precautions can go a long way toward preserving their beauty and function. The pouch and packaging included with your vessel offer significant protection during transportation or storage.
To prevent damage to non-metal components from thermal expansion and contraction, ALWAYS STORE YOUR ASTRAL VESSEL AT ROOM TEMPERATURE.
Consult the product literature to determine what materials are included in your vessel and proceed as indicated by clicking HERE. Be sure to use the right method for each material. If you have any questions or doubts about how to proceed please contact us before you start.