Pahlavi Coin Necklace
Handmade Pahlavi Coin Necklace using Persian metal art.
The Lion and Sun (Persian: شیر و خورشید, pronounced: shir o khorshid) is one of the main emblems of Iran (Persia).
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These coins include one, two, and five Pahlavi and were only minted in 1926, and on both sides, they have the Qajar crown and oak and olive branches, and on the reverse, there is the symbolic lion and sun (coat of arms), which is very similar in this respect to Qajar gold Toman. The only difference is the inclusion of Reza Shah’s title as “Reza Shah Pahlavi Shahanshah Iran”- in Persian legends: “رضا شاه پهلوی شاهنشاه ایران” on the coin and change the calendar from Islamic to the Persian. These coins, especially the legend type five Pahlavi (with a mintage of 271 pieces), are among the scarce gold coins.
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A Pahlavi coin necklace is a type of necklace that incorporates ancient coins from the Pahlavi era, which was the ruling dynasty in Iran from 1925 to 1979. These coins feature intricate designs and inscriptions that represent the historical and cultural significance of the Pahlavi period.
Here are some key points about Pahlavi coin necklaces:
- Pahlavi Coins: Pahlavi coins were minted during the reign of the Pahlavi dynasty in Iran. The coins typically feature the portrait of the ruling monarch, such as Reza Shah Pahlavi or Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, along with inscriptions in Persian script. The design and symbols on the coins reflect the political and cultural climate of that era.
- Necklace Designs: Pahlavi coin necklaces can come in various designs, depending on how the coins are incorporated into the necklace. The coins may be mounted in bezels, encased in protective frames, or connected with other elements such as chains, gemstones, or other decorative elements. The overall design can range from simple and understated to elaborate and ornate.
- Historical and Cultural Significance: Pahlavi coin necklaces hold historical and cultural significance as they represent a specific period in Iranian history. They can be seen as a tribute to the Pahlavi dynasty and the cultural heritage of Iran. Wearing a Pahlavi coin necklace can be a way to connect with that history and express a sense of appreciation for the country’s past.
- Authenticity and Collectibility: When purchasing a Pahlavi coin necklace, it’s important to ensure the authenticity of the coins. Look for reputable sources that can provide documentation or certification of the coins’ origin and authenticity. Additionally, some collectors may value rare or limited-edition coins, which can impact the overall value and price of the necklace.
- Care and Maintenance: Proper care is essential to maintain the condition and appearance of a Pahlavi coin necklace. Avoid exposing the coins to harsh chemicals, moisture, or extreme temperatures. Clean the necklace gently with a soft cloth to remove dirt or fingerprints, but be cautious not to damage or scratch the coins.
Pahlavi Coin Necklace Details:
- Material: 925 silver
- Stone: Agate
- Size: 47mm by 20mm
- Artist: Yasmin Zare of Shiraz
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