Demystification of Religious Symbols featured in the Clothes of Sassanid Emperors



Reliefs, coins and seals are among the outstanding examples of Sassanid art and culture. Researchers discover new things every time they study these historical remainings. A comparison between the image of the Sassanid emperors carved into rocks and their image on Sassanid coins and metal vessels can tell us a lot about the principles based on which these images have been created. A study of ornaments, cloths and especially diadems indicates that they have symbolic and mysterious shapes which are inseparable from the Zoroastrian tradition. The Sassanid royal “Deyhim” or “Farr” (diadem) opened its way into the Roman Emperor as a result of relationship with the Sassanid Empire. Later, this ornament appeared in the battle uniforms of the Croatians of the Persian race who resided in the Europe and from there it moved to France and the rest of the Europe. At first, diadem was worn by the royal only but with time, it became a part of the formal suit of the mass.