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The True Flag Of Iran

There is a common misconception that the Lion and Sun flag is the symbol of the Pahlavi Dynasty. Though the flag was used during the Pahlavi Dynasty, it is an ancient, national symbol the history of which dates back to the twelfth century. It is, indeed, Iran’s symbol. It has been discovered on banners and as being used as a popular coat of arms to represent Iran as early as the fourteenth century. In the sixteenth century, during the Safavid Dynasty, the Lion and Sun first appeared on Iran’s official flag.

HISTORY OF IRAN'S FLAG

In 1906 the lion and sun was used to symbolize Iran’s Constitutional Revolution. The motif of the lion was subsequently altered to depict a passant lion holding a saber in its paw. This flag also serves as a symbol of the anti-regime movement.

In 1906 the lion and sun was used to symbolize Iran’s Constitutional Revolution. The motif of the lion was subsequently altered to depict a passant lion holding a saber in its paw. This flag also serves as a symbol of the anti-regime movement.

In 1906 the lion and sun was used to symbolize Iran’s Constitutional Revolution. The motif of the lion was subsequently altered to depict a passant lion holding a saber in its paw. This flag also serves as a symbol of the anti-regime movement.

There are diverse interpretations and opinions regarding the origin of the lion and sun, though it is likely an amalgamation of various ancient Iranian, Zoroastrian, Islamic, Turkic, and other influences. For four centuries, the lion and sun, depicted in various artistic styles, adorned Iran's flag.

In 1980, the Islamic Republic, along with numerous other symbols of Iran's national identity and heritage, deemed the use of the flag a punishable offense, replacing it with the regime's current flag. However, among Iranians, the original flag remains regarded as the true standard of the country.