After Iranian Constitutional Revolution in Parliament designed a new flag and a new coat of arms. Lion and Sun motif is one of the better known emblems of Iran, and between 1576 and 1979 was an element in Iran's national flag too.
Coin with Sign of Leo Object Name: Coin Date: dated A. 1624 Geography: India, Agra Culture: Islamic Medium: Gold Classification: Coins Credit Line: Bequest of Joseph H. Durkee, 1898 Accession Number: On view in Gallery 453
The lion and sun symbol is based largely on astronomical and astrological configurations: the ancient sign of the sun in the house of Leo, which itself is traced backed to Babylonian astrology and Near Eastern traditions.