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Hamburg stock exchange flag reported 1841

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      [Hamburg commerce (Germany)] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2009

      The image is taken from a lithography by Peter Suhr, showing the closing of the old Hamburg Stock Exchange on 4 December 1841. The flag is hanging among other German and non-German national flags. The purpose is doubtful, but it must have to do something with commerce and trade. So it might be the flag of the stock exchange or of a kind of chamber of commerce.
      Description of flag:
      It is a white flag with a red castle in its centre. Above the castle is a black embowed Gothic inscription in Latin: "Floreat Commercium" (= "trade may flourish").
      Klaus-Michael Schneider; 1 Jan 2009