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Chapter 11: History of Iranian Military Uniforms
Sassanian Uniforms 1


Pictorial History of Iranian Military Uniforms
Book in 23 Chapters
Chapter 11. Sassanian 1
Ahreeman X

February 23, 2012

Sassanian Persian Derafsh Kaviani Standard Banner

Sassanid Dynasty (224 AD - 651 AD)

Sassanian Persian Derafsh Kaviani Standard Bearer
Carrying the Sassanian Golden Eagle Top Derafsh Kaviani Standard Banner

For more information about Derafsh Kaviani and Iranian Flags read:

Meaning of Faravahar, Derafsh Kaviani and Persian Colors

Pictorial History of Iranian Flags

Sassanian Persian Sun and Moon Farr (Glory) Standard Bearer

Sassanian Persian 5 Globe Standard Bearer

Shapour the Great of Sassanid in campaign
L- R: Sassanian Cataphract and Shapour the Great

Shapour I the Great (241 - 272)
Surrender of Valerian the Roman Emperor to Shapour the Great Persian Shahanshah
L – R: Persian Female Commanding General, Savar of the Suren Clan, Valerian the Roman Emperor (kneeling), a Roman Senator and Shapour the Great on horse-top
Persian Empire had defeated the Roman Empire in 3 separate occasions. This occasion was one of them.

Defeat of Rome and Surrender of Valerian to Shapour
Defeated Valerian the Roman Emperor is kneeling in front of the Shapour and begging for his life and begging for mercy for Rome. Shapour spared both Valerian and Rome. Shapour was a forgiving man. Persians were famous for tolerance and forgiveness (Persian Style). After this point, Shapour assigned a puppet regime and Emperor of Pro Persia in Rome. Once more, Persian Empire became the sole super power of the world. Shapour revived the Achaemenid's glory and the golden years. Unfortunately West keeps on forgetting that Persians have defeated Rome in 3 separate occasions and afterwards have become the sole super power of the globe. West also forgets that Persians were the fathers of the global Civilization. Rome and Greece owe their cultures to Persians. They both copy/pasted much of their Gods, Goddesses, Myths, Culture and Traditions from Persia. When Persia (Iran) ruled the world, Greeks were dozens of scattered city-states fighting amongst themselves and philosophizing nonsense in the Grecian Peninsula, and Romans did not even exist! Unfortunately, West has a short and selective memory!

Valerian is kneeling to Shapour the Great
L – R: Persian Female Commanding General, Savar of the Suren Clan, Valerian the Roman Emperor (kneeling) and a Roman Senator

Sassanian Persian Woman Sardar (Commander General) and Savar (Cavalryman)

Shapour I the Great Sassanian Persian Emperor 3 AD

Shapour the Great (Shapour I) 241 AD – 272 AD

Shapour the Great’s Giant Statue in the cave at Tangeh Chogan, Bishapour, Pars, Iran

Sassanian Persian Sardar (Commanding Brigadier General) Officer

Sassanian Persian Infantry Salar (Leading Captain) Officer

Sassanian Persian Padan (Officer)

Sassanian Persian Nobleman Warrior

Sassanian Persian Paygan (Infantry) Infantryman
Carrying Spear, Persian Long Sword and Bow and Arrow

Sassanian Eastern Warrior and Soqdian Warrior

Sassanian Forces
L – R: Sassanian Spearman, Syrian Archer, Anatolian Slinger, Cataphract (on the horse) and Kurdish Javelineer

Sassanian Persian Army Satapatis and Derafsh Kaviani Standard Bearer
Satapatis is giving the Ancient Persian Aryan Salute (right hand) while leading the Satabam

Sassanian Persian Army Satapatis (Captain) on the horseback is giving the Ancient Persian Aryan Salute while leading the Satabam (100 men unit), Derafsh Kaviani Standard Bearer follows him and the Dathapatises (Sergeants) rising the Persian Swords in respect are also following the Satapatis’ lead.

Sassanian Persian Satapatis, Standard Bearer and Dathapatises

Sassanian Persian Satabam Infantry Unit

Sassanian Persian Army Infantry and Cavalry Satabams Parade

Sassanian Savaran Training
L – R: Savar, Trainer and Knights Sword Exercise

Sassanian Persian and Parthian Cataphracts War Exercise 3 AD
L – R: Sassanian Cavalry Standard Bearer, Early Sassanian Persian Cataphract 3 AD and Sassanian Parthian Cataphract 3 AD

Sassanian Nomad Riders
Sassanian Iranian and Hun Nomad Riders at a Roman Campaign
L – R: Nomad Iranian Horse Archer, Chionite Hephthalite Horse Archer and Nomadic Standard Bearer

Roman Legionnaire is dead on the ground!

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