November 2nd 1930 (Tikimt 23, 1923 Ethiopian year), the Grand Coronation of 38 year old Ras Safari Makonnen, 225th descendant of King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba was Crown Emperor of the Great Ethiopian Empire. Receiving the title of: Haile Selassie ( Meaning "Power of the Trinity"), king of Kings, Lord of Lords, Conquering Lion of the tribe of Judah. When the Magnificent gold Crown encrusted with diamonds and emeralds was placed upon his head the Abuja Kyrilos proclaimed, "That God may make this crown a crown of sanctity and glory that by the grace and the blessing, which we have given you, may you have an unshaken faith and pure heart, in order that you may inherit the crown eternal. do be it." Over 72 nations (Duke of Gloucester as envoy of king of England, the Prince of Udine representing Italy, Marshal Franchet D'Esperey of France, and emissaries from Belgium, Egypt, Germany, Greece, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, turkey, and the United State of America just to make a few) converged on Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the Grand Occasion.
Original artwork by Ato Roberts aka '1 Art of the Covenant',