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
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.