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Ethiopian coins use the Ethiopian calendar (or Ethopian Era, EE), whose new year occurs approximately mid-September. Therefore, an Ethiopian year contains roughly the last quarter of a Gregorian year and the first three quarters of the next.

Step 1

Ethiopian dates are read from left to right and are written in Ge'ez script. Using the table below, locate a sequence of numerals.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 100
10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 10,000

Step 2

Ethiopian numbers are calculated using the following rules:

If a number is followed by a smaller number, add. If a number is followed by a larger number, multiply.
In most cases, the larger number is a power of 100. Then, add 7 to get the first Gregorian year the Ethiopian year spans. See the examples below.

Example Math EE-AD Conversion (+7)
፲ ፰ ፻ ፺ ፭ (10 + 8) x 100 + 90 + 5 = 1895 EE1895 = AD1902 - AD1903
፲ ፱ ፻ ፴ ፮ (10 + 9) x 100 + 30 + 6 = 1936 EE1963 = AD1943 - AD1944
፳ ፻ ፪ 20 x 100 + 2 = 2002 EE2002 = AD2009 - AD2010