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Town of Antzuola (Basque Country, Spain)
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images by Jorge Candeias, 22 Oct 2005 (based on elkarkom.com)
The flag of Antzuola is from this website. The coat-of-arms is in the same page. I don't remember this flag in Jaume Ollé's Basque flags pages.
Dov Gutterman, 28 Dec 1998
A very complex flag with a different obverse and reverse, and about which there's conflicting information (and images) on the web.
Everybody agrees that it's a dark or golden yellow flag with a zigzag border with corner decorations. All sources also agree that the inner part of the flag is divided in quarters by a dark red burgundy cross and that the top and bottom quartes are dark or golden yellow with charges and the hoist and fly quarters are mirrored and patterned with a complex pattern of golden yellow, white and black triangles. All these elements are also common to the obverse and the reverse, but there ends what's consensual. Here are the differences:
- Most sources agree that the border is dark yellow and light blue, but in Eduardo Panizo's Vexilla Hispanica website, it's dark yellow and GREEN.
- Most sources agree that the bottom quarter is identical in the obverse and reverse of the flag, containing a white crescent, three tall green trees (cypresses?) in a row and six green plants in dark red vases disposed in two rows, 2 above and 4 below, intercalating the tall trees. Panizo, however, disagrees again, by not showing the central tree in the reverse of the flag.
- Everyone agrees that the top quarter has some things in common in the obverse and reverse (two white crescents facing inward and two plants in vases on both sides of a green arch (what's this charge?), but that the obverse and reverse are different in the charges the arch contains. They all agree that one of the sides shows a white disc on a red chalix, two tall trees and one plant in vase, and the other a red crowned M with three plants in vases, but whereas FOTW and the Antzuola website FOTW refers to show the chalix as the obverse, Panizo and Aingeru Astui Zarraga, at http://es.geocities.com/aingast/index2321.htm indicate that this is in the reverse and the M in the obverse.
This needs to be sorted out. Who's right, who's wrong, or is is it that everybody is right and there are variations around?
Jorge Candeias, 22 Oct 2005