CROWN, (Pers. and Ar. tāj), royal and divine headdress.

i. In the Median and Achaemenid periods.

ii. From the Seleucids to the Islamic conquest.

iii. On monuments from the Islamic conquest to the Mongol invasion.

iv. Of Persian rulers from the Arab conquerors.

v. In the Qajar and Pahlavi periods.

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Originally Published: December 15, 1993

Last Updated: November 2, 2011

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