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Abdalwadid Kingdom of Tlemcen (Northern Africa, 1235-1550)

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[Kingdom of Tlemcen]by Ivan Sache

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Description of the flag

Blue crescent pointing upwards on an white field.

Tlemcen, now called Tilimsi since the Algerian toponymic reform, was the capital of the Central Maghreb in the XIVth-XVIth centuries.

This flag is shown by Znamierowski [zna99], who does not give precise sources for the flag. He mentions, however, that the first flags with the crescent appeared on portolans and navigation maps of XIVth century.

Ivan Sache, 11 March 2001

Other flags shown on portolanos

[Tlemcen]by Jaume Ollé

[Tlemcen]by Jaume Ollé