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32 Sasanid Kings Had 100 Types of Crowns

 

01 January 2005

 

 

Studies on over 100 Sasanid coins, bas reliefs, and vessels show that there has been over 100 types of crown in the Sasanid dynasty.

The rule of the Sasanid dynasty, one of the most important historical periods in Iran, lasted about 400 years. Sasanid era began with the Empire of Ardeshir in 3rd century and came to an end in the 7th century.

The excavations and research done by the Iranian archeologists in the last few years in the historical sites belonging to this era have led to the discovery of archeological remains, ancient vessels, and hundreds of coins.

“Studies on Sasanid remains and works show there has been over 100 types of crown in this era. The various Sasanid crowns demonstrate the cultural, economic, social, and historical situation in each period. The crowns also show the character traits of each king in this era”, Yousef Moradi, Sasanid era expert responsible for Sasanid area in Kermanshah, western Iran, told CHN.

There are different symbols and signs on the crowns of Sasanid king of kings including the moon, stars, eagle, and palm that show their religious faith and beliefs, said Moradi. Since the Sasanid crowns have been identified on the basis of their form on the coins and vessels, the experts have not yet reached much information about the material and adornments on them.

Firouzabad Palace in Fars Province, Kasra Arch in Iraq, Estakhr and Bishapur ancient cities in Fars Province are among the most important historical structures of this period.

 

 

 

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