For all that we value ourselves, we hardly seem to be featured on either stamps or banknotes — though many famous chemists do. In 1991 I was given this Ethiopian note (no longer legal tender), which was then equivalent to $US 25.
The teacher can be seen more clearly here:
Chem13 News readers may be interested in the Canadian connection: the design is clearly based on this photograph which appeared in the National Geographic of April 1965:
“The first paper in chemistry to be published in an international journal from the Department of Chemistry of Addis Ababa University, AAU, is almost certainly that of L.R.Pittwell.”1,2
- L.R. Pittwell, Chemist Analyst 1962, 51, 94.
- B.M. Abegaz, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia , 1996, 10(1), pages 57-71; http://www.ajol.info/index.php/bcse/article/download/73952/64624.