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Banner of the Komturia and Town of Balgi (Teutonic Order, Germany)

Flag in the 'Banderia Prutenorum' Manuscript

Last modified: 2005-09-10 by santiago dotor
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[Banner of the Komturia and Town of Balgi (Teutonic Order)]
by António Martins, 8 February 2002

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[Editor's note: the following translation by Chrystian Kretowicz of the Banderia Prutenorum manuscript is based on a translation from Latin into Old Polish, available at the Choragwie Pruskie cz. 1 - Jan Dlugosz webpage.]

10. Banner of the Komturia and Town of Balgi. It was led by the Komtur himself and was composed of the knights of the Order (brothers) and some hired mercenaries. Note: banner is 3 cubits long, 2 cubits without half of the quarter [i.e. 1.875 cubits] wide. [Editor's note: about 150 cm × 94 cm.]

Chrystian Kretowicz, 2 June 2001

The original image shows the flag hanging vertically (hoist in the top of the picture) and a wodden pole is visible at the viewer's right hand (my image being thus a supposed backside); no finial; white sleeve (the black stripe along the top is not a sleeve). The flag design suggests this flag was supposed to be flown with the hoist at the bottom, which is unsuitable for typical wind (and gravity!) conditions.

António Martins, 28 February 2002