• 5 Rials 1992-1999, KM# 1258, Iran
  • 5 Rials 1992-1999, KM# 1258, Iran
Obverse

Country's name (Islamic Republic of Iran), denomination, year of issue and flower sprig within beaded circle.

جمُهوری اسلامی ايران
﷼ ۵
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Reverse

The Tomb of Hafez is a memorial structure erected in the northern edge of Shiraz, Iran, in memory of the celebrated Persian poet Hafez. The present building, built in 1935 and designed by the French architect and archaeologist André Godard, is at the site of previous structures, the best-known of which was built in 1773.

Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī‎, known by his pen name Hafez ('the memorizer; the (safe) keeper'; 1325/26–1389/90), was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy." His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are to be found in the homes of most people in Iran, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings. Hafez primarily wrote in the literary genre of lyric poetry that is the ideal style for expressing the ecstasy of divine inspiration in the mystical form of love poems.

آرامکاه حافظ

Edge

5 Rials

KM# 1258
Characteristics
Material Brass
Weight 2 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Thickness 0.8 mm
Shape round
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