Chapter 4: Iran’s Pahlavi Imperial Flags
Pictorial History of Iranian Flags
March 17, 2012
Flag of Reza Shah the Great (1933 AD – 1964 AD)
Reza Shah the Great: 1925 AD – 1941 AD
Pahlavi Dynasty: 1925 AD – 1979 AD
The Lion and Sun Flag of Reza Shah the Great (1933 - 1964). His Majesty Reza Shah the Great, Pahlavi I, Father of Nation, Founder and Head of The Pahlavi Dynasty has set this flag as the very essence and fabric of the Iranian Pride and Glory since 1933. The Lion and Sun Emblem have 8000 years old roots dating back to the very first Persian Civilization of Shush (Susa). This specific flag was used from 1933 until 1964.
Flag of Reza Shah the Great, Square Standard (1933 – 1964)
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Reza Shah the Great Square Standard 1933 - 1964 Iran Flag
Imperial Iran Jack
Imperial Iran 1925 - 1964 jack Emblem Iran Flag
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Coat of Arms
Imperial Flag of Iran, Original Standard (1964 – 1970)
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Old Lion and Sun 1964 - 1970 Iran Flag
This was the original version of the Imperial Flag during 1964 – 1970 period.
Imperial Flag of Iran, New Standard (1970 – 1979)
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi New Lion and Sun 1970 - 1979 Iran Flag
Flag of The Lion and Sun, The modern version
The Final Version of the Imperial Iranian Flag. The Official and Eternal Flag of Iran held valuable by Iranians. Green for Fertility of Iranian Lands and Hospitality of Iranian People, White for Peaceful Nature of the Iranians, Red for the readiness of Iranians for battle, sacrifice and bloodshed to save the Mother Land, in times of invasion and war. In the center of the flag, the eternal Persian Lion, Holy Sun (Mitra) and The Sword. This flag was The Official Modern Iranian National Flag.
Imperial Iran Flag with the Pahlavi Crown (1970 – 1979)
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi Lion, Sun and the Crown Standard 1970 - 1979 Iran Flag. The Lion and Sun with the Pahlavi Crown was used as an official version of the Iranian Flag during the reign of Alahazrat Homayoun Shahanshah Aryamehr, Pahlavi II.
The Original Flag of the Imperial State Emblem
Pahlavi Imperial Iran State Emblem 1964 - 1979
Iranian Empire under the Pahlavi Dynasty (1964 - 1979)
The emblem shows the traditional Persian lion holding a sword with a rising sun in the background and the Imperial crown on the top. The lion stands on a scroll without any writing on it.
The Flag of the Imperial State Emblem
Pahlavi Imperial Iran State Emblem with Straight Sword
Lion with the Persian Straight Sword
The Modern Flag of the Imperial State Emblem
Pahlavi Imperial Iran State Emblem Tricolor
Pahlavi Imperial Iran Black State Emblem
Large Animated Flag of Iran with Pole and Curved Sword
Small Animated Flag of Iran with Pole and Curved Sword
Large Animated Flag of Iran without the Pole and with the Curved Sword
Small Animated Flag of Iran without the Pole and with the Curved Sword
Flag of the Original Old Persian Glory
Green, White and Red are the national colors and along with The Lion and Sun 8000 years old Emblem, they make up the pattern for The Iranian Flag. The Lion and Sun is an ancient symbol. The Sword has been added to the logo in a later era. Long Live Old Persian Glory.
Imperial Iran Pahlavi Emblem
Pahlavi Lion, Sun, Sword and Crown Emblem of Niavaran Palace at Sahebqeraniyeh, Tehran, Iran
Lion and Sun Imperial Gold Metallic Iran Flag
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