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Rare Gold Treasure for the last Emperor of Iran: The Coronation of Farah Pahlavi, the last Empress of Iran



We are thrilled to offer you this rare golden treasure from the land of extreme beauty and magic, from Persia.

It is a medal made of pure gold celebrating  the coronation of Farah Diba Pahlavi as the Empress of Iran

Metal: high purity Gold

Date: 1346 SH / 1967 AD

Weight: 10.42 g gold

Dimatered: 24 mm

Mint: Tehran.

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Farah Pahlavi was the Empress consort of Iran, married to Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran. Her coronation took place on October 26, 1967, at the Golestan Palace in Tehran, Iran. The ceremony was a lavish event, reflecting the opulence and grandeur of the Iranian monarchy at the time. Farah Pahlavi was crowned Empress in a traditional Persian ceremony, surrounded by dignitaries, foreign guests, and members of the royal family.

The coronation of Farah Pahlavi marked a significant moment in Iran’s modern history, symbolizing the consolidation of power within the Pahlavi dynasty. However, it also stirred controversy, as it occurred during a period of growing discontent and opposition to the Shah’s rule, particularly from religious and political factions.

Farah Pahlavi played a prominent role as Empress, actively participating in social, cultural, and charitable activities. She was known for her advocacy of women’s rights and her efforts to promote education and healthcare initiatives in Iran. However, the Pahlavi regime’s increasingly authoritarian policies and lavish lifestyle would ultimately contribute to its downfall, culminating in the Iranian Revolution of 1979, which led to the overthrow of the Shah and the establishment of an Islamic Republic in Iran.