Iran 50 Rials note 1938 Reza Shah Pahlavi

Iran currency 50 Rials note 1938 Reza Shah Pahlavi
Third series of 50 Rials banknote of Reza Shah era
Iran paper money 50 Rials banknote 1938 Persepolis
Iran paper money 50 Rials banknote 1938 Persepolis
Banknotes of Iran: Third series of 50 Rials banknote of Reza Shah Pahlavi era 1938 - AH 1317 "Shah Reza Without Cap" Issue, Bank Melli Iran - National Bank of Iran.

Obverse: Portrait of Reza Shah Pahlavi without cap in military uniform on the right and mount Damavand on the left. The image below the name of the bank is Faravahar, the holy angel of Zoroastrians, all the scripts on the obverse are in Farsi. Date: March 1938.
Reverse: View of the ruins of Tachara Palace of king Darius I the Great in Persepolis and Imperial Emblem of Iran during Pahlavi Dynasty (Lion and Sun with the Kiani Crown) at upper left. This note displays the red stamp on the reverse.
Signatures: Abdolhossein Hajir as the inspector of the government in the National bank of Iran on the left side and Rezagholi Amir Khosravi as the General director of the national bank on the right side.

Iran Banknotes
Bank Melli Iran - National Bank of Iran - Banque Mellié Iran
 "Shah Reza Without Cap" SH 1317 - 1938 Issue

Banknotes of the third series were first published in March 1936. Unlike the previous series, date of publication were printed on the front side of the banknote and the portrait of Shah Reza Pahlavi was without his cap. On the large denominations of banknotes of the third series, the equality of the banknote with Pahlavi gold coins were mentioned.

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Tachara Palace in Persepolis
   The Tachara, Taçara, Tachara of Darius, Tachar Château, Mirror Hall or exclusive palace of Darius I is one of the interior Persepolis Palaces. The meaning in olden Persian is wintry home. The palace is made of gray stone. It was built by Darius I but only a small portion of the palace was finished under his rule, and it was completed after his death in 486 by his son and successor Xerxes I, who called the house a Taçara, winter palace. Artaxerxes I continued to use the palace. Its ruins are immediately south of the Apadana.
   Like many other parts of Persepolis, Tachara Palace has reliefs of tribute-bearing dignitaries. This palace was one of the few structures that escaped destruction in the burning of the complex by Alexander.
   The Tachara, measuring 1,160 square meters (12,486 sq. feet), is the smallest of the palace buildings in Persepolis. Its main room is a mere 15.15m x 15.42 m (49.70 ft. x 50.59 ft.) with three rows of four columns.
   The name Tachara was chosen by Darius I for his palace, the first completed structure on the Terrace before his death. It stands back to back to the Apadana and is oriented southward. The Tachara's function, however, was more ceremonial than residential. Upon completion, it served in conjunction with the earlier south oriented entrance stairs as the Nowrouz celebration venue until the other buildings that would comprise Persepolis could be finished, a provisional union of the Apadana, the Throne Hall, and a Banquet Hall.
   As the first of the palace structures on the Terrace, the Tachara was constructed of the finest quality stone. The surface was almost completely black and polished to a glossy brilliance. This surface treatment combined with the high quality stone is the reason for it being the most intact of all ruins at Persepolis today. Although its mud block walls have completely disintegrated, the enormous stone blocks of the door and window frames have survived. A complete window measuring 2.65m x 2.65m x 1.70m (8.69ft. x 8.69ft. x 5.57ft.) was carved from a single block of stone and weighed 18 tons . The door frame was fashioned from three separate monoliths and weighed 75 tons .
   Darius the Great's pride at the superb craftsmanship is evident by his ordering the following inscription on all 18 niches and window frames: Frames of stone, made for the Palace of King Darius.