Order of Pahlavi

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Order of Pahlavi
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The Collar, Medal, Star and Grand Cross Badge
Awarded by
Imperial Coat of Arms of Iran.svg
Head of the Iranian Imperial Family
Type Dynastic Order
Royal house House of Pahlavi
Ribbon Blue with Gold edges.
Sovereign Crown Prince Reza of Iran
Grades (w/ post-nominals) Knight Grand Cordon with Collar
Knight Grand Cordon
Established 1926–1979 (National Order)
1979 - present (House Order)
Next (higher) Order of Zolfaghar
Next (lower) Order of Aryamehr
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The ribbon of the order

The Order of Pahlavi of the Empire of Iran, in Persian: "Neshan-e Pahlavi" was the highest Iranian Order of knighthood. The Order was instituted in 1932 by Rezā Shāh, the founder of the Dynasty of the Pahlavi, and it was awarded in two degrees. The order was abandoned in Iran after the fall of the last Shah; since then exists as the highest dynastical decoration of the Imperial House of Pahlavi.

The decorations include a golden collar with blue and gold links, the jewel of the order hanging from a broad ribbon and a star on the breast.

The badge is a precious jewel made in the shape of a cross with imperial crowns as arms. In the space between the arms golden and Blu-rays are placed. In the central medallion, Mount Damavand is depicted with a rising sun behind it. The star is the same as the jewel.

The Second Class of the Order bears a jewel with links between the crowns.

The ribbon was blue with a gold rim.


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