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

Last modified: 2013-08-03 by ivan sache
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Flag of Marseilles shown on ancient flag charts

[Historical flag]

Old flag of Marseilles - Image by Ivan Sache, 18 July 2001

Danckert's flag chart [ca.1700] [dan05] shows the flag of Marseilles (No. 80, Vlag van Marselle) as white with a square blue canton charged with a white cross. 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