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