Imperial Standards of Iran

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The Imperial Standards of Iran were the personal official flags of the Shāhanshāh, Shahbānū, and Crown Prince of Iran, adopted at the beginning of 1971.

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The official flag of Shāhanshāh consisted of a pale-blue field with the flag of Iran in the upper left corner and the Pahlavi coat of arms in the centre. At the top of the coat of arms was the Pahlavi crown, created for the Coronation of Rezā Shāh in 1926. The Imperial motto of Pahlavi is "Mara dad farmud va Khod Davar Ast" ("Justice He bids me do, as He will judge me" or, alternatively, "He gave me power to command, and He is the judge"). [1]

Flag of Iran flag

The flag of Iran is a tricolour comprising equal horizontal bands of green, white and red with the national emblem ("Allah") in red centred on the white band and the takbir written 11 times in the Kufic script in white, at the bottom of the green and the top of the red band.

Pale blue was the colour of the Imperial Family. The uniforms of the Imperial Guard included this colour to show their allegiance.

Shahbanu

Shahbanu was the title for queen consort in Persian and other Iranian languages. The two Sassanian empresses, Purandokht and Azarmidokht, c. 630, were the last two that carried the title before Farah Pahlavi, the wife of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran, assumed the title on being crowned queen in 1967 for the first time since the Arab conquest of Iran in the 7th century.

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Qajar dynasty

StandardDate useNotes
Imperial Standard of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar (1848-1896).svg
1848-1896Standard of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar
Imperial Standard of Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar (1896-1906).svg
1896-1906Standard of Mozaffar al-Din Shah Qajar
Imperial Standard of Persia (1906-1910).svg
1906-1910Standard of Ahmad Shah Qajar
Imperial Standard of Persia (1910-1925).svg
1910-1925Also used by Ahmad Shah Qajar


Pahlavi dynasty

StandardDate useNotes
Imperial Standard of the Shahanshah of Iran (1926-1971).svg
1926-1971Standard of the Shahanshah of Iran (Emperor)
Imperial Standard of the Vali Adh of Iran (1926-1971).svg
1926-1971Standard of the Vali Ahd of Iran (Crown Prince)
Imperial Standard of a Shahpur of Iran (1926-1971).svg
1926-1971Standard of a Shahpur of Iran (Other princes)

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References

  1. "Iranian Empire (Pahlavi dynasty): Imperial standards". Archived from the original on 2007-04-12. Retrieved 2007-05-03.