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Arms of Sopřeč, Czechia (Wikipedia); Flag and Arms of Oberhof, Switzerland (Wikipedia & fotw); Flag and Arms of Vestre Slidre, Norway (fotw)
Flag and Arms of Cirkulane, Slovenia (fotw); Flag of Menàrguens, Spain (fotw); Flag of Knjaževac, Serbia (fotw)
Flag of Birżebbuġa, Malta (fotw)
Flag of Kråkerøy, Norway (fotw)
Flag of Šárovcova Lhota, Czechia (fotw)
A Gay Triangle Flag (fotw)
Iron Cross 1813, Prussia (Wikipedia); Naval Jack 1903–1919 (fotw) and Admiral’s Flag, Germany (fotw); War Ensign 1818 – 1867, Prussia (fotw)
a) The above term should only be used when the cross pattée being described is black and carries a white or silver border and/or is of Germanic origin.
b) Although based upon a military decoration this cross was ultimately derived from the symbol of the Medieval Teutonic Order as referenced above.
Flag of Tramelan, Switzerland (fotw); Arms of Märkisch-Oderland, Germany (fotw); Flag of Gempenach, Switzerland (fotw); Arms of Santiago, Portugal (fotw); Flag of Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland (fotw)
Please note that in modern heraldry the term for a charge or figure emerging from the side of a shield, banner of arms or a flag is naissant - see ‘naissant 1)’.
Flag and Arms of Alessandria, Italy (fotw and ICH)
The Arms of Messina, Italy (ita24)
Please note that several of the terms giving shields a national identity, as well as those describing a specific type, are still in the process of standardization, and that no consistent approach has thus far been identified.
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