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32 Sassanid Kings Had 100 Types of Crowns

Tehran, Jan. 2 (Iranian Cultural Heritage News Agency)- Studies on over 100 Sassanid coins, bas reliefs, and vessels show that there has been over 100 types of crown in the Sassanid era.

The Sassanid era, one of the most important historical periods in Iran, lasted about 400 years. Sassanid era began with the kingdom of Shapoor the first in 1st century and came to an end in the 5th 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 Sassanid remains and works show there has been over 100 types of crown in this era. The various Sassanid 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, Sassanid era expert responsible for Sassanid area in Kermanshah, western Iran, told CHN.

There are different symbols and signs on the crowns of Sassanid kings including the moon, stars, eagle, and palm that show their religious faith and beliefs, said Moradi. Since the Sassanid 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 Bishapoor ancient cities in Fars Province are among the most important historical structures of this period.

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