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Marseilles (Municipality, Bouches-du-Rhône, France): Historical flags

Last modified: 2004-07-17 by ivan sache
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Flag of Marseilles shown on ancient flag charts

[Historical flag]by Ivan Sache

Danckert's flag chart [ca.1700] [dan05] shows as flag #80 the 'Vlag van Marselle' - Flag of Marseilles.

The flag has a white field with a white cross in a square blue canton. The cross has equal arms, which touch the upper and left edges of the flag. The canton is separated from the main white field by a thin black fimbriation.

This flag is rather odd, since the flag of Marseilles has been known for centuries to be a blue cross on a white field

Ivan Sache, 18 July 2001