The crown itself is made of red velvet, on which 1800 small pearls, many only 7 millimetres in diameter are stitched on. The crown is 32 cm (12.5 in.) high and 19.5 cm (7.5 in.) wide. It is currently kept in the National Treasury of Iran in Tehran.
Middle- and New Persian "Kia(an)" is a continuation of Avestan kavi (or kauui) "king" and also "poet-sacrificer" or "poet-priest."
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