| Qajar Dynasty 5000 Dinars silver coin (equals 5 Gheran) with the name of Mozaffaroddin Shah mint 1320LH Tehran. The coin bearing the images of Lion & Sun, crown, olive & oak leaves is popular and traded around $100 among collectors.
|| A 1946 goodbye leaflet from the military command of the Soviet Union officially ends the occupation of parts of Iran by the Red Army. It started with a quote and a photo of Stalin and was a typical Soviet propaganda justifying the invasion.
|| A Postal Stamp bearing the image of Qajar king Mohammad Ali Shah and a value of 50 Qeran. The qiran was a currency of Iran between 1825 and 1932 subdivided into 20 shahi or 1000 dinar and was worth one tenth of a toman.
|| Satellite view of Tabriz city, the sharp trace of North Tabriz Fault is obvious in northern boundary
of the city that oriented in NW-SE trend. Historical Earthquakes of NTF (1042, 1721, 1780 A.C) considered as characteristic earthquake of this fault.
| A Map shows Iranian traveler Naser Khosrau's 7 years expedition of 19000 km from Marv on March, 6, 1046 visiting cities along the Caspian sea, Mesopotamia, Syria, Egypt and ended his journey after 7 years on Oct, 23, 1052.
|| The Order of the Crown was founded in 1900 by Mozaffaroddin Shah of Qajar dynasty.The ribbon was changed into skyblue and cornyellow. It was not as senior as the Order of the Lion and the Sun and was abolished in 1979.
|| The ancient world map of Eratosthenes from c. 194 BC reconstructed 19th century:.Bunbury, E.H. (1811-1895), A History of Ancient Geography among the Greeks and Romans from the Earliest Ages till the Fall of the Roman Empire. London: John Murray, 1883.
|| BitDefender is trying to increase its market- share in Iran. Khalid Muasher, Business Development Manager at Bitdefender, says Iran has high potential in Antivirus industry.BitDefender was pioneer in detecting and cleaning Flame and Stuxnet viruses.
| A graphic shows Iran flag as a Map on the Globe @Internet. Broadband revenue in Iran is expected to increase by 124% between 2011 and 2016 to reach $1.2 billion, despite international pressure on vendors to curtail their business activities in the country
|| In 1932, seven years after the foundation of Pahlavi Dynasty the official emblem of the dynasty became Lion with Mount Damavand with a rising sun but the lions became very thin and somehow looked liked dragons from hell.
|| After Iranian Constitutional Revolution in 1906, Parliament designed a new flag and a new coat of arms. Lion and Sun motif is one of the better known emblems of Iran, and between 1576 and 1979 was an element in Iran's national flag too.
|| Faravahar still represents a national Iranian symbol that reflects both ancient and modern Iran.incorporates both "Sepanta Minu," the symbol of goodness and "Ankareh Minu," the symbol of wickedness, as a very basic of Persian dualism.
| The emblem of the Islamic Republic of Iranian since 1979 consists of four crescents and a sword. standing for the word Allah. It also resembles a tulip, symbol of martyrdom, designed by Hamid Nadimi the logo was approved by Imam Khomeini on May 9, 1980.
|| During the Achaemenid, especially at the time of Cyrus the Great, the Persian Imperial Flag was made of up of a kinglike image, rectangular in shape, split into four equivalent triangles. Each two of these four train triangles had the same colour.
|| Gagool has lately been associated with a major search engine because of its politically motivated ignorance towards the term Persian Gulf which has been the historical name of the area surrounded by Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Emirates, Qatar, Bahrain and Oman.
|| Left: Silver Coin mint Shiraz of Ilkhanates ruler Oljaitu who later converted to Islam and took the name Soltan Mohammad Khodabandeh. Right mint Shiraz bears also the name of Sheikh Abu Ishagh Inju.
| Illustration of Inflation in action : 250 Rials Coins shrinking in time.between 1376-1390 SH (1977 - 2011 AD) Economy books explain infaltion and devaluation in terms of supply and demand which is a deceit to cover up theft, usury and corruption.
|| Silver Coin of Mehrdad 1 6th king of the Parthian Dynasty from (c. 171-137/8 BC) He succeeded his brother Farhad 1st. His father was King Phriapatius of Parthia, who died ca. 176 BC). Mehrdad 1 made Parthia into a major political power.
|| Coin Silver(Shekel) in circulation in Achaemenid Empire with the image of the Shah holding a bow.Shekel was the silver coin issued by Dariush around 516 B.C. Shekel is probably the origin of the word Sekke in Persian that is referred to any metal coin.
|| Silver Coin Goodarz 2 (Gotarzes II of Parthia) Parthian Dynasty mint Hamedan. He was the 24th ruler of the Parthian Empire (c.41 - 50 AD) Goodarz added to his coins king of kings Arsaces the benefactor, the just, the illustrious, friend of the Greeks.
| Silver Coin with portrait of Espahbod Farkhan, first ruler of Espahbodan Dynasty mint Tabarestan. He was a grandson of Gil Gilanshah who ruled over Gilan, and Tabarestan after the fall of Sassanian Dynasty and repelled Arab invasion until 761 AD.
|| Silver Coin with the image of Sinatruces, the 12th ruler of the Parthian Dynasty who ruled (c. 76/75-70/69 BC) He died circa 70 BCE and was succeeded by his son Farhad 3. On the back of this coin, the image of Arashk, the founder of the Parthian Empire.
|| Silver Coin of Hasan Bin Zeyd, the founder of the Alavian Dynasty in Tabarestan.After defeating rulers of the Taherian Dynasty, they supported the Deylamian and Espahbodan. Hasan Bin Zeyd died in 271 LH and his brother Mohammad Bin Zeyd succeeded him.
|| Silver Coin of Amro Leis Saffari mint in Gonaveh, Amro was the second and last ruler of Saffarian Dynasty.He submitted to the Caliph. Iand ruled Fars, Khorasan and Sistan which his brother had taken back by sword as vassal ruler.
| Silver Coin of Samanian ruler Abdolmalek 1st son of Nuh 1st mint Samarkand. On the coin the Arabic Shahadatayn phrase and name of Al Mostakfi Bellah shows they were vassals of the Caliph of Baghdad at the time. Quranic verses on margins.
|| Sassanid Silver Dirham Coin with image of Khosrau Parviz, On the edges Arabic words Allah & Mohammad are seen. The coin has been mint in 1st century AH during the governorship of Omar Bin Obeydollah in Basra.
|| Qajar era map off Persia in 1814 before the Great Game: Persian Gulf is seen as Gulf of Persia. Extent of provinces such as Gilan, Khuzestan, Mazandaran, and Khorasan are remarkable, alongside parts that were separated from the motherland later.
|| Rise of Islam to its greatest extents: Map of expansion under Prophet Mohammad 622-632 AD, Rashedin Caliphs (Rashidun Caliphate) 632-661 AD Omavi Caliphs (Umayyad Dynasty) 661-750. Retractions started by the end of Omavi Dynasty.
| Silver Coin of Umayyad Caliph Al Hesham mint Wasit . Caliph Hesham Bin Abdolmalek (691-743) was the 10th Omavi Caliph who reigned between 105-125 LH for nearly 20 years. He succeeded his brother Yazid Bin Abdolmalek.
|| Silver Coin of Omavi Caliph Al Walid mint Darabgerd 96 LH. He was the 6th Omavi Caliph of the Umayyad Dynasty who reigned from 705 to 715 AD. He was a powerful and expansionist ruler.He died at the age of 48 in Damascus.
|| Silver Coin of Azoddoleh Deylami widely regarded as the greatest emir of the Booyeh Dynasty.The son of Roknoddoleh, Panah Khosrau was given the title of Azoddoleh by the Abbasid caliph in 948 when he was made emir of Fars.
|| Silver Coin of Emadoddoleh Deylami (c. 891/2 – December 949), founder of the Booyeh Dynasty.Ali with help from his brothers Ahmad and Hasan conquered some parts of Greater Iran. They were originally fishermen from Deylaman of Gilan.
| Silver Coin of Majdoddoleh, the last ruler of the Booyeh Dynasty.He could not deal with revolts after his mother Queen Fakroddoleh passed away. Sultan Mahmoud who came to Rhagae to help him, got him arrested. Thereafter the Booyeh Dynasty was terminated.
|| Silver Coin of Abolhasan Booyeh (932-967AD) given title Moezzoddoleh by Baghdad Caliph Al Mostakfi. The Buyid Family (Al-e Booyeh) were originally fishermen from Deylaman area of Gilan who succeeded in taking back most of Iran.
|| Map of Hamedan illustrated by Ottoman explorer Matrakchi Nasuh who includes all the cities met by the army along the way during Suleiman I’s first Iran-Iraq campaign in 1534-35. Considering the technology of his time, some of his works are remarkable.
|| Map of Zanjan drawn by Ottoman historian Matrakchi Nasuh. In his book he illustrated first Iran-Iraq campaign in 1534-35. Besides illustrating the march of the Ottoman army from Istanbul to Baghdad and then Tabriz and its return via Halab and Eskisehir,
| A 16th century map of Tabriz by Ottoman historian Matrakchi Nasuh who wrote a historical piece on the Iran campaign of Suleiman 1st titled "Fetihname-i Karabuğdan".The Library of Istanbul University hosts the only copy of this unique work.
|| Copper.coin of Musa Khan, one of last Ilkhanates in Iran. reigned shortly (about 2 months) after April 1336 AD. On June 15, 1337 Hasan Bozorg defeated and killed Musa Khan and invading Togha Teimur forces at Soghurlug in the Maragheh.
|| Tin alloy Coin of Shapour 3rd, the eleventh Sassanid King of Persia from 383 to 388. Shapour 3. succeeded his father Ardeshir 2. in the year 383.Shapour 3. died in 388, after reigning more than 5 years. He was a man of simple tastes, and liked outdoors.
|| Silver Coin of Abbasi Caliph Al Mostain who ruled in Baghdad from 862 to 866. After the death of previous Caliph, al-Muntasir, Turkish generals staged a coup putting him in power. Following a revolt by his cousin al-Mutazz, he was beheaded for 500 gold.
| Silver Coin of Third Abbasi Caliph Al Mahdi son of Al-Mansour.His peaceful reign continued the policies of his predecessors. Rapprochement with the Shia Muslims in the Caliphate occurred under al-Mahdi's reign.
|| Copper Coin of Abu Saeed, last Ilkhanates ruler in Iran.He died without an heir or an appointed successor, leaving the Ilkhanate eaten from inside by the power of the major families, as the Chupanids, the Jalayirids, or by new movements as the Sarbedaran.
|| Silver Coin mint during the reign of Abu Saeed Bahador ( (June 2, 1305, Ujan – December 1, 1335)), the ninth and last Ilkhanate ruler in Iran(1316–1335). Abu Saeed fell in love with Bagdad Katun, a daughter of Chupan already married to Hasan Buzurg.
|| Nickel Coin mint during Ahmad Shah reign of the Qajar Dynasty. Ahmad Shah was the last Qajar king who ascended the throne at the age of 13. Ahmad Shah Qajar (Jan, 21, 1898 – Feb, 21 1930) was Shah of Iran (Persia) from Jul, 16, 1909, to Oct, 31, 1925.
| Sassanid king Bahram 1st Gold Coin.Bahram 1st (Shah of Persia 273–276) was the fourth Sassanid emperor of the Persian Empire. He was the eldest son of Shapour 1st and succeeded his brother Hormazd 1 (r. 272–273), who had reigned for only a year.
|| Qajar era 2000 Dinar Coin with Mohammad Ali Shah on front and Lion & Sun figure holding a sword on the back side. 2000 Dinars were only worth 2 Gheran. Mint shows 1336 AH which might be 1918 AD towards the end of the monarch's reign.
|| The first Coins used in the Ismaic realm by the Rashedin Caliph Osman was a Sassanid Silver coin with the Arabic phrase Bismillah (meaning in the name of Allah) by the image of the last ruler of the Sassanid Empire Yazdgerd 3rd.
|| A postal stamp from India issued in 1971 in memory of Achaemenid king Cyrus The Great after the 2500 years celebrations in Perspolis. Cyrus was the founder of Iran and the Cyrus Cylinder is known to be world's first charter of human rights.
| Persian Gulf US Army Veterans Medal: The Persian Gulf War (Aug,2 1990 - February,28 1991) was a U.N.-authorized war by coalition forces led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.
|| Part of an early discovery map of the world showing the Red Sea and Persian Gulf as viewed in 1502 in the Cantino manuscript World Map. It is named for Alberto Cantino, an Italian diplomatic agent in Lisbon who obtained it in 1502 for the Duke of Ferrara.
|| Map of Urmia Lake with respect to Aras River:The Iranian givernment has announced allocation of $20 million to transfer water from Aras River to save drying Urmia Lake. However, the elevation does not seem to make this project feasible.
|| A 16th century map of the city of Soltaniyeh by Ottoman Nasuh. Mongol Ilkhanate ruler Oljaitu also known as Mohammad Khodabandeh intended Soltaniyeh to be the largest and most magnificent city in the world.
| Saadi (1184-1283) is a famous Persian poets of the medieval period. He is recognized for the quality of his writing and the depth of his social thought. His Mausoleum in Shiraz is always green and full of flowers visited by millions of Farsi lovers.
|| A 100,000 Rials banknote recently issued by Central Bank with Imam Khomeini on front and Saadi's Mausoleum on back. Iranian Money has become one of the least valuable currencies in the world due to lack of vision in fiscal or monetary policy.
|| Map of Persia: Territorial Changes in the 19th and 20th Centuries due to British and Russian invasions. Behind Gulistan Treaty, Turkmenchai Treaty, Mc Mahon Arbitration, Treaty of Paris were orchestrated European conspiracies.
|| Silver tetradirham of Artaxerxes III, Memphis, 343 BCE. Persian king Artaxerxes III (reigned 358-338 BCE) marched on Egypt to quell a rebellion. He issued a large series of silver coinage acceptable across Achaemenid Persian Empire
| A map of Persia proper in 1867 showing the Persian Gulf before creation of Pakistan from the book THE SEVEN GREAT MONARCHIES OF THE ANCIENT EASTERN WORLD by George Rawlinson.
|| Pahlavi Document 1945 majlis Vote of Confidence to Hakimi cabinet . As Prime Minister Hakimi angered the Soviets by refusing to grant concessions in Northern Iran, while Soviet backed Democrat Party took over Azerbaijan and Kurdistan.
|| Pahlavi Document Nov, 8, 1945 Majlis issues Vote of Confidence to Hakimi cabinet. Majlis issued him a vote of confidence to proceed with the new government despite opposition by Seyyed Ziaoddin Tabatabaee and the Toodeh Party.
|| Pahlavi Document Oct, 31, 1943 Majlis gives Vote of Confidence to Ali Soheili cabinet.Born in Tabriz, he served as Ambassador to Britain in 1953 and twice as Prime Minister in 1942 and 1943.
| Pahlavi Document shows 12th term Majlis (Parliament) officially inaugurated on Nov, 2, 1939.WWII began on Sep, 1, 1939 with Germany invasion of Poland. Iran declared neutrality but on Aug, 21, 1941 Aliied powers invade Iran and Reza Shah abdicated .
|| Pahlavi Document related to inauguration ceremony of the Amirkabir (Karaj) Dam on Oct, 21, 1961. The Amirkabir Dam was built as a multi-purpose dam to provide tap water for Tehran alongside agricultural development in Karaj.
|| A 1956 Pahlavi Document related to Iran America Society. Speech made by secretary general of CENTO treaty.Modeled after NATO, CENTO aimed to counter the threat of Soviet expansion into the Middle East.
|| Pahlavi A Document shows Matin Daftari presenting his cabinet on Oct, 29,1939. Daftari was dismissed after 8 months and thrown in prison after the Anglo-Soviet invasion of Iran by the Allies in 1941 because of his German connections.
| An Indian Rupee 1739 minted by Afshar king Nader Shah in Sind after his conquest of India in 1739. Although Nader did not occupy India for a long time and restored Mughal Mohammad Shah to the throne, this coin was like an -I was here sign-.
|| Ghaznavi Sultan Mahmoud Coin Silver jital coin o Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznavi with Arabic and Sanskrit minted in Lahore 1208 in the British Museum.Sultan Mahmoud Ghaznavi (Maḥmood of Ghazna) : born November 2, 971, died April 30?, 1030, Ghazna,
|| Ghaznavi Sultan Masood Coin with Shahi design. In 1040 The Seljuks defeat Masood at the Battle of Dandanaqan. Masood withdraws and moves capital from Ghazni to Lahore. His army mutined and he was killed by his brother Mohammad.
|| A Dirham coin from Deylami era kings Azoddoleh (abu Shoja) on one side and Roknoddoleh (Abu Ali) on the back mint of Sirjan 972 AD. In times of Deylamian dynasty Baghdad was ruled by Iranians.
| Coin of Ord 2, King of Parthia (c. 56 - 37 BC) The reverse shows a seated archer with a bow. The Greek inscription means: king of kings, great Arsaces, and founder. Ord 2. retired in favor of his son Farhad 4. who murdered him shortly after.
|| World Women in Qajar era (1830-1870) Very interesting images of ladies from Holland, America, Persia, and Spain on the label of a patent medicine (women's hair tonic) which "restores gray hair ... cures dandruff and prevents baldness.
|| Sassanid Queen Pourandokht Coin. Pourandokht was the 31st Sassanid ruler. She was the daughter of Khosrau Parviz was chosen by the Mehestan to succeed the conspirator Sepahbod Sharbaraz and became the first female ruler of the Sassanid Empire.
|| The Eight Sassanid Hormazd 2 Coin. Hormizd 2. was the eighth Persian king of the Sassanid Empire, and reigned for seven years and five months, from 302 to 309. Almost nothing is known of his reign.
| A Coin from Achaemenid Satrap Mazaeus: During the reign of Dariush 3., he became the Satrap of Babylon an area known to the Greek as Mesopotamia. He was promised in marriage to king Dariush' daughter Barsine (aka Statira) who later married Alexander.
|| A text referred to as Prophet Soleyman's Inscription in Hebrew with Persian translation part of promotions for the Iranian Movie Kingdom Of Solomon. Released in September, 2010, it seems to be a sign of revival of the Iranian movie industry.
|| The icons of the American Civil War are on display in a collection of Stamps atTehran ICT Museum. Iran founded the most ancient postal services in the world since the time of the Achaemenid king Dariush the Great.
|| Sassanid king Yazdgerd 3 Coin Sekestan mint Dated Reignal year 11 (642 AD) Yazdgerd 3 was the 35th and the last king of the Sassanid Dynasty. Yazdgerd 3 was the grandson of Khosrau Parviz and Shirin.
| Parthian king Balash 5 Coin.Balash IV sent a peace messenger to Roman Emperor Severus in 199 AD, and then started on an expedition that forced Khazars to flee from the Caspian Sea region to the north of Darband in Caucasia.
|| A Coin from Parthian King Balash (Vologases) who reigned from 51 to 78 A.D. The reign of Balash marked an Iranian revival against Hellenism. He went back to Iranian customs and traditions of Achamenid era.
|| Anatolia Ancient Map showing estimated locations of lost kingdoms and Greek city states such as Lydia, Lycia, Caria, Mysia, Bithynia, Phrygia, Galatia, Lycaonia, Pisidia, Paphlagonia, Cilicia, and Cappadocia.
|| Very amazing Iranian Map in 1595 which shows the extent of the Persian Empire with provinces such as Ariana, Drangiana, Media, Sogdia, Parthia, Bactria,, Margiana, Hyrcania, Kerman, Mesopotamia, Arabia, etc.
| An aerial map from the city of Fouman in Gilan, is 3 meters below the sea level and is 25km from Rasht and 360km from Tehran. Fouman seems to have an older history than Rasht. The word comes from Pou-Man which means a place to think in old Persian.
|| Map source of the Euphrates and the Tigris River that flow inside Turkey, Syria and join inside Iraq and finally pouring into the Persian Gulf. Historically, Euphrates used to be the border between Persia and the West.
|| Evolution of Iran's Bank Saderat Logos in time. The first logo was taken from an old ring that resembled the seal of a Sassanid king. The second logo was designed after the revolution. The last cheap logo shows two hands holding a coin.
|| Silver Coins of 2 Dinars value belonging to Mozaffarid Shah Shoja (1335-1364, 1366-1384). Shah Shoja was the second ruler of the Mozaffarid Dynasty who ruled in Shiraz and was contemporary to Hafez, great Iranian poet.
| Pahlavi Banknote 10 Rials Reza Shah
|| Iran's Postal Stamps Iranian Butterflies Collection
|| Tehran Map Farsi 2004
|| Tehran Map 1998
| Susa Apadana Palace Temple Model
|| Achaemenid Dynasty royal family tree
|| Map Iran of with historical Silk Road Routes
|| Iran 1890: A 1000 Toman Banknote issued by the British Imperial Bank of Persia
| The map of Anglo Russian Entente signed in 1907 : Pact in which Britain and Russia settled their colonial disputes in Persia, Afghanistan, and Tibet.
|| A collection of Qajar postal stamps
|| An old ad by National Iran Air(Homa) running in an American magazine
|| Pages from a Persian Royal passport 1933
| First Iranian bank note worth 10 Irls with Mohammadreza Shah's photo
|| Iranian Borders After Gulistan Treaty
|| Shah Gone
|| Bahram 5th Coin. Bahram V was the fourteenth Sassanid King of Persia (421–438). Also called Bahram Goor, he was a son of Yazdegerd 1st (399–421) after whose sudden death he gained the crown against the opposition of the grandees.
| Artaxerxes III Chariot Coin.Artaxerxes 3 of Persia (ca. 425 BC – 338 BC) was the Great King (Shah) of Persia and the eleventh Emperor of the Achaemenid Empire, as well as the first Pharaoh of the 31st dynasty of Egypt.
|| Yazdgerd III Coin
|| Khosrau II Parviz Coin
|| Pahlavi Coronation Pakistan Stamp
| Sassanid king Ghobad I Coin. Ghobad I's first reign 488-496, second reign 498-530.Ghobad agreed with some of Mazdak teachings and created laws to reduce the privileges of the nobility and bring greater social justice to the people.
|| Following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, a postal Stamp in memory of Mosadegh's 100th year was issued but soon extremists took power and maltreated Mosaddegh's followers with liberal and national views were maltreated, aliented and suppressed.
|| Map of Sassanid Empire
|| Reza Shah 500 Irls
| Mohammad Reza Shah 10000 Irls
|| Map Khosrau Palace Ghasreshirin
|| Satellite photo from the Persian Gulf
|| Borders Turkmenchai Treaty
| Ardeshir 3 Coin. Sassanid Ardashir III (c. 621-27 April 630) was the twenty-fourth Sassanid King of Persia from 628 to 630.
|| Bahram 2nd Coin. Bahram II was the fifth Sassanid King of Persia in 276–293. He was the son of Bahram 1st (273–276).Bahram II is ruled tyrannically and disgusted all his principal nobles, who went so far as to form a conspiracy against him
|| Khusrau I Anoushirvan Coin. Khosrau 1st most commonly known in Persian as Khosrau Anoushirvan or Anoushirvan-e Dadgar (r. 531–579), was the most famous and celebrated of the Sassanid Emperors.
|| Two different stamps depicting U.S. Hostage Crisis printed in Iran and USA. After Iranian students took over the Spy Den, Americans attempted a rescue mission on Apr, 24, 1980 which failed due to a sandstorm.
| Yazdgerd II Coin
|| First Bank Notes in circulation Iran were German Mark! What what it reads 5 Marks equaling 12 Gheran and 2 Shahi. A treaty of friendship and commerce (shipping) between Prussia and Persia was renewed on June, 11, 1873 under Otto von Bismarck.
|| Will of Dariush The Great in Persian (Farsi)
|| Iranian Stamps of Persepolis gives a feeling of the omnipotence of the Persian Empire, and get a strong appreciation for the enduring strength of this culture and its people.
| Coin Ardashir Artaxerxes I Makrocheir
|| Sassanid Coin Yazdgerd I. Yazdgerd was very powerful both in military and diplomacy and very opportunistic. Like his Achaemenid ancestors, he advocated freedom of religion and worship and provided space for religious minorities.
|| Dariush Silver Coin Siglos or Shikel. when Dariush conquered the legendary gold-country India, he introduced the gold Daric and silver Siglos as monetary standard. As a trading device, the coins were especially popular in Asia Minor.
|| Aerial map of Nozheh base from Google Earth