Order of the Crown (Iran)
|Order of the Crown|
|Commander's Necklet and Badge of the Order|
Head of the Iranian Imperial Family
|Royal house||House of Pahlavi|
|Sovereign||Crown Prince Reza of Iran|
|Grades (w/ post-nominals)||Knight/Dame Grand Cordon, Knight/Dame Grand Officer, Knight/Dame|
|Established||1913 - 1979 (National Order)
1979 - present (House Order)
|Next (higher)||Order of the Lion and the Sun|
|Next (lower)||Order of the Red Lion and the Sun|
|Same||Order of the Pleiades|
|Ribbon of the Order|
The Order of the Crown was founded in 1913 (1332 AH) by Shah Ahmad Shah Qajar before his coronation as the highest dynastical and state order. Until 1926 it existed in two classes (with breast star and sash for both). The 1st class had a collar (neck chain with badge as a pendant) reserved for the Shahanshah and the Crown-Prince. The Order was preserved in Iran after the fall of Qajars. Until the reform of the Order in 1938/39 the sash was blue with thin green-white borders, after the reform - corn-yellow with sky-blue edges.
The first Shah from the Pahlavi dynasty reformed the order at the end of the year in 1938/39. The order was the senior one after the dynastic Order of Pahlavi. It was abolished in 1979. following the Iranian revolution.
First Class Order - 10 people (Given by Shah )
Second Class Order - 50 people
Third Class Order - 150 people
- "Order of the Crown of Iran (Nishan-i-Taj-i-Iran)". Medal Medaille. Retrieved 4 September 2013.
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