Iran 5 Rials banknote 1932 Reza Shah Pahlavi

Iran banknotes 5 Rials bank note 1932 Reza Shah Pahlavi
First series of 5 Rials banknote of Reza Shah era
Iranian Persian Currency 5 Rials banknote 1932
Five Rial note
Banknotes of Iran: First series of 5 Rials banknote of Reza Shah Pahlavi era 1932 - AH1311, Bank Melli Iran - National Bank of Iran.

Obverse: Portrait of Reza Shah Pahlavi wearing a Pahlavi hat (full face) at left, all the scripts on the obverse are in Farsi.
Reverse: Imperial Emblem of Iran during Pahlavi Dynasty (Lion and Sun with the Kiani Crown) in ornamental circle, the value in figures 5 at each of the four corners.
Banknotes of this issue were signed by Dr. Kurt Linden Blatt & Dr. Ali Alamir.
Printed by American Bank Note Company, New York.

Iran Banknotes
Bank Melli Iran - National Bank of Iran - Banque Mellié Iran
 "Shah Reza Facing Front" SH1311 - 1932 Issue

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Pahlavi hat
   The Pahlavi hat (Persian: کلاه پهلوی‎) was an item of headgear for men introduced in the Imperial State of Iran by Reza Shah.
   The introduction of the hat, in August 1927, was part of Reza Shah's drive to westernize and modernize Iran, which included introducing European-style clothing. The hat (to be worn with a European-style coat and trousers) was cylindrical with a peak, being based on the French military kepi, and was available in black or beige. The hat's peak, by obstructing the touching of the forehead to the ground during prayer, was seen as an attempt to reduce the influence of religious ritual in Iranian society (although unlike brimmed European hats it could be turned around for prayer), while its introduction across the whole of society served to efface distinctions in dress amongst different ethnic groups (the Armenians in particular objected to being made to wear it).
   Although widely adopted in cities, the Pahlavi hat was initially perceived as 'foreign' and proved deeply unpopular. European observers were also unimpressed with the hat; Robert Byron, who adopted one as a disguise while visiting a mosque, commented that it made the wearer look like a "decayed railway porter". Despite this, the Pahlavi hat had become widespread by the 1930s.
   At the Tenth Majlis in June 1935, it was announced that the Pahlavi hat would be replaced by the fedora, a conventional European-style hat. This, along with other innovations introduced by Reza Shah's government, provoked mass demonstrations in July in the city of Mashhad, which were suppressed by the army, resulting in many deaths.