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Beylicate of Constantine (Algeria)

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[Bey of Constantine, 1837]

Flag of the Bey of Constantine - Image by Jaume Ollé, 18 August 2002

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Personal standard of the Bey of Constantine

Ahmad, the Bey of Constantine, set himself up as sovereign within his province and in 1836 repelled a French attack. However, in 1837 the French occupied the city and installed themselves in the province in the succeeding months. In the taking of the capital on 13 October 1837, the French captured the personal standard of Bey Ahmad of Constantine

Source: Flaggenmitteilungen [fbn] #25

Jaume Ollé, translated by Joe McMillan, 23 January 2002

The flag shows a white zulfikar (the sword of Ali) on a red field.

Ivan Sache, 18 August 2002