“And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their faces were as the faces of men.”
King James Version (KJV)
9:7 And the appearances - This description suits a people neither throughly civilized, nor entirely savage; and such were the Persians of that age. Of the locusts are like horses - With their riders. The Persians excelled in horsemanship. And on their heads are as it were crowns - Turbans. And their faces are as the faces of men - Friendly and agreeable.
Re 9:7 And the shapes of the locusts [were] like unto horses prepared unto battle. The appearance of the locusts is described. They represent armies of horsemen. And on their heads [were] as it were crowns like gold. There was an appearance like golden crowns. An array of men wearing yellow turbans would have such an appearance. And their faces [were] as the faces of men. Faces covered with beard. Roman soldiers wore no beard, hence the beards would be a striking feature.