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The official flag of Scania, one of Sweden's traditional provinces, is a banner of arms.

A banner of arms is a type of heraldic flag which has the same image as a coat of arms, i.e. the shield of a full heraldic achievement, rendered in a square or rectangular shape of the flag.[1]

The term is derived from the terminology of heraldry but mostly used in vexillology. Examples of modern national flags which are banners of arms are the flags of Austria, Iraq, and Switzerland.

The banner of arms is sometimes simply called a banner, but a banner is in a more strict sense a one of a kind personal flag of a nobleman held in battle.[2][3]

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ExamplesEdit

National flagsEdit

Country Flag Coat of arms from which the flag is derived
Austria    
Flag of Austria Coat of arms of Austria
Bosnia and Herzegovina    
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Coat of arms of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Greece    
Flag of Greece (heraldic and historical) Coat of arms of Greece
Iraq    
Flag of Iraq Coat of arms of Iraq
Kiribati    
  Flag of Kiribati Coat of arms of Kiribati
Luxembourg  
  Flag of Luxembourg for use at sea Lesser coat of arms of Luxembourg
Malta    
  Flag of Malta Coat of arms of Malta
Monaco    
Flag of Monaco (alternative) Coat of arms of Monaco
Namibia    
  Flag of Namibia Coat of arms of Namibia
Norway    
Royal Standard of Norway Coat of arms of Norway
Portugal    
Flag of Portugal (heraldic and historical) Coat of arms of Portugal
Somalia    
Flag of Somalia Coat of arms of Somalia
Sweden    
Royal Standard of Sweden (personal) Coat of arms of Sweden
Switzerland    
Flag of Switzerland Coat of arms of Switzerland
Spain    
Flag of Spain (naval jack) Coat of arms of Spain
United Kingdom    
Royal Standard of the United Kingdom Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
   
Royal Standard of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland Royal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom for use in Scotland

Subdivision flagsEdit

Subdivision Flag Coat of arms from which the flag is derived
Aquitaine    
Flag of Aquitaine Coat of arms of Aquitaine
Alsace    
Flag of Alsace Coat of arms of Alsace
Astrakhan Oblast    
Flag of Astrakhan Oblast Coat of arms of Astrakhan Oblast
Bavaria    
Flag of Bavaria
(alternative)
Coat of arms of Bavaria
British Columbia    
Flag of British Columbia Coat of arms of British Columbia
Burgundy    
Flag of Burgundy Coat of arms of Burgundy
Castile and León    
Flag of Castile and León Coat of arms of Castile and León
Castile-La Mancha    
Flag of Castile-La Mancha Coat of arms of Castile–La Mancha
Corsica    
Flag of Corsica Coat of arms of Corsica
Dnipropetrovsk Oblast    
Flag of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast
England    
Royal Banner of England Royal Arms of England
Flanders    
Flag of Flanders Coat of arms of Flanders
Franche-Comté    
Flag of Franche-Comté Coat of arms of Franche-Comté
Friuli-Venezia Giulia    
Flag of Friuli-Venezia Giulia Coat of arms of Friuli-Venezia Giulia
Gibraltar    
Flag of Gibraltar Coat of arms of Gibraltar
Hong Kong    
Flag of Hong Kong Emblem of Hong Kong
Lipetsk Oblast    
Flag of Lipetsk Oblast Coat of arms of Lipetsk Oblast
Macau    
Flag of Macau Emblem of Macau
Madeira    
Flag of Madeira Coat of arms of Madeira
Maryland    
Flag of Maryland Coat of arms of Maryland
Midi-Pyrénées (Occitania, Languedoc)    
Flag of Midi-Pyrénées Coat of arms of Midi-Pyrénées
Murcia (Region)    
Flag of Region of Murcia Coat of arms of Region of Murcia
Navarre    
Flag of Navarre (historical) Coat of arms of Navarre
New Brunswick    
Flag of New Brunswick Coat of arms of New Brunswick
Nova Scotia    
Flag of Nova Scotia Coat of arms of Nova Scotia
Picardy    
Flag of Picardy Coat of arms of Picardy
Prince Edward Island    
Flag of Prince Edward Island Coat of arms of Prince Edward Island
Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur    
Flag of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur Coat of arms of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur
Savoy    
Flag of Savoy Coat of arms of Savoy
Scania    
Flag of Scania Coat of arms of Scania
Scotland    
Royal Standard of Scotland Royal coat of arms of Scotland
Sicily    
Flag of Sicily Coat of arms of Sicily
Ternopil Oblast    
Flag of Ternopil Oblast Coat of arms of Ternopil Oblast
Tula Oblast    
Flag of Tula Oblast Coat of arms of Tula Oblast
Ulyanovsk Oblast    
Flag of Ulyanovsk Oblast Coat of arms of Ulyanovsk Oblast
Voronezh Oblast    
Flag of Voronezh Oblast Coat of arms of Voronezh Oblast
Wales    
Flag of Wales The 1953 Royal Badge of Wales
Wallonia    
Flag of Wallonia Coat of arms of Wallonia
Washington D.C.    
Flag of Washington, D.C. Coat of arms of the Washington family
Yaroslavl Oblast    
Flag of Yaroslavl Oblast Coat of arms of Yaroslavl Oblast

County flagsEdit

County Flag Coat of arms from which the flag is derived
Cheshire    
Flag of Cheshire Coat of arms of Cheshire
Essex    
Flag of Essex Coat of arms of Essex
Jönköping County    
Flag of Jönköping County Coat of arms of Jönköping County
Kalmar County    
Flag of Kalmar County Coat of arms of Kalmar County
Kent    
Flag of Kent Coat of arms of Kent
Kronoberg County    
Flag of Kronoberg County Coat of arms of Kronoberg County
Northumberland    
Flag of Northumberland Coat of arms of Northumberland
Przemyśl County    
Flag of Przemyśl County Coat of arms of Przemyśl County
Sussex    
Flag of Sussex Coat of arms of Sussex
Warwickshire    
Flag of Warwickshire Coat of arms of Warwickshire


City flagsEdit

City Flag Coat of arms from which the flag is derived
Amsterdam    
Flag of Amsterdam Coat of arms of Amsterdam
Barcelona    
Flag of Barcelona Coat of arms of Barcelona
Belfast    
Flag of Belfast Coat of arms of Belfast
City of London    
Flag of the City of London Coat of arms of the City of London
Edinburgh    
Flag of Edinburgh Coat of arms of Edinburgh
Florence    
Flag of Florence Coat of arms of Florence
Hamburg    
Flag of Hamburg Coat of arms of Hamburg
Lyon    
Flag of Lyon Coat of arms of Lyon
Marseille    
Flag of Marseille Coat of arms of Marseille
Montreal    
Flag of Montreal Coat of arms of Montreal
Moscow    
Flag of Moscow Coat of arms of Moscow
Saint Petersburg    
Flag of Saint Petersburg Coat of arms of Saint Petersburg

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Flags of the World: Dictionary of Vexillology: B (Backing - Banner of Victory): Banner of arms". Flags of the World. Retrieved 25 January 2014.
  2. ^ Puttock, A.G. (1985). A Dictionary of Heraldry. Exeter: Blaketon Hall Ltd. p. 196. ISBN 0 907854 93 1.
  3. ^ Friar, Stephen, ed. (1987). A New Dictionary of Heraldry. London: Alphabooks/A&C Black. pp. 45–46. ISBN 0 906670 44 6.

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