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Ionian islands (Greece, 1800-1864)

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Chronology

T.F. Mills, 8 May 1999


Overview of the flags

The State of the Ionian Islands (1800) introduced a blue flag with the winged lion of Saint Marcus holding the Gospel, from which sprung seven lances symbolising the seven Ionian Islands. In the years of the Venetian occupation the flag was white bearing the winged lion, while on the canton there was a depiction of each island's patron saint, with a cross."

Source: Hellenic flags. Insignia-Emblems. [kok97]

 Images of two flags are shown in the book.

Ionian Islands 1800by António Martins

Ionian Islands, 1817by António Martins

Pascal Vagnat, 9 May 1999


Flags during British rule

Extract from A Constitutional Chart of the United States of the Ionian Islands, as reproduced in an appendix to R.M.Martin's History of the Colonies of the British Empire (1834).

"Ratified by HRH the Prince Regent, in the name and on the behalf of His Majesty 26th August 1817.

Chapter VII Miscellaneous.

Section VI. Of the National Colours and Armorial Bearings.

David Prothero, 8 May 1999

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