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Royal Standards 1815-1918 (Saxony, Germany)

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Royal Standard 1815-1918

Standarte des Königs

[Royal Banner 1815-1918 (Saxony, Germany)] 1:1
by Alvan Fisher and Mark Sensen

Green rue crown on 10 stripes black-yellow. Dates from at least the 14th century [as Ducal Banner, from 1815 as Royal Banner]. In use until 1918. Illustrated in National Geographic 1917 p. 367, no. 998.

Norman Martin, March 1998

The royal banner shows the age-old arms of the Duchy of (Upper) Saxony, also used by the other branches of the house of Wettin in Thuringia. In a field of ten black and gold stripes, diagonally a green Rautenkranz [crancelin]. Source: Siebmachers Wappenbuch 1878.

Theo van der Zalm, 14 August 2000

According to Neubecker 1933, the royal standard flown over Feste Königstein castle was 16 square metres large (i.e. 4 metres hoist) and had a golden fringe.

Santiago Dotor, 14 May 2002


Crown Prince's Standard c.1900-1918

Standarte des Kronprinz, Standarte des Markgrafs von Meissen

[Crown Prince's Standard c.1900-1918 (Saxony, Germany)] 1:1
by Theo van der Zalm and Santiago Dotor

After 1900 a special banner for the crown prince, titled Markgraf von Meissen [margrave of Meissen], was issued, showing a black lion (for the palatinate of Meissen) among four royal crowns in the corners. Other princes used only the lion. Source: Neubecker 1933.

Theo van der Zalm, 14 August 2000


Standard of the Princes c.1900-1918

Standarte der Prinzen

[Standard of the Princes c.1900-1918 (Saxony, Germany)] 1:1
by Theo van der Zalm and Santiago Dotor