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Iranian Empire (Pahlavi dynasty, 1964-1979)

Keshvare Shahanshahiye Iran

Last modified: 2002-11-16 by
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[Iranian flag]by Martin Grieve


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National flag and civil ensign

The national flag and civil ensign is shown by Smith [smi75c] as an horizontal triband green-white-red with proportion 4:7.

According to Smith, the basic tricolor dates from the Constitution of 14 August 1905, with artistic alterations in 1912, 1933, and ca. 1964. From the chronology, the change from 1:3 to 4:7 proportion most probably occurred ca. 1964.

Ivan Sache, 16 October 1999


State flag

[Iranian State flag]by Martin Grieve

National flag with the national emblem in the middle, proportion 4:7.

Source: Smith [smi75c]


State emblem

[Iranian State emblem]by Martin Grieve

The emblem shows the traditional Persan lion holding a sword with a rising sun in the background and surmonted by an Imperial crown. The lion stands on a scroll without any writing on it.

Source: Smith [smi75c]

Ivan Sache, 20 August 2002


War flag and naval ensign

Like the State ensign, but the emblem is smaller and flanked by two golden wreaths that join beneath the emblem. Proportion 4:7

Source: Smith [smi75c]

Jaume Ollé, 25 August 2002

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