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Osijek (Osijek-Baranja County, Croatia)

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by Zeljko Heimer



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Overview

The coat of arms is basically the same as the one granted in 1809 by king Fransis I, today in much simplified form. In blue field a silver bridge with a tower, above it an escutcheon Argent an Arm embowed Gules holding a Sabre proper. The coat of arms bordered golden is set in the middle of a landesfarben style flag of white over blue bicolour. The colours are those from the coat of arms. The flag is also used in long vertical version, ocassionally without the coat of arms, too. The flag was used in such way much before 1990's.
Zeljko Heimer


Flag of the Bakers' Guild


from http://museum.mdc.hr/www-osijek-hr/4-povijesni/4-06povijesni.html located by Dov Gutterman, 25 August 1999

This is the site of the land museum of Osijek. The flag shown on the mentioned page is the flag of the Bakers' Guild from year 1800.
There is no any other info on the flag there. Its shape it, I guess, typical for the period - and based on chivalry guidons. Blue colour may have (and then may not) reference to the city (which traditional colour is blue, IIRC), and the flag cointains painting of a saitn, I guess, the saint patron of the guild (but I couldn't tell which one). I would also guess the the reverse (or obverse, if you want) would have some other picture in that place. There is some kind of heraldic device in lover hoist corner of the painted part, but I can hardly recognize what it is.
Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 1999


Coat of Arms


by Zeljko Heimer

I would suggest you take a look at: http://museum.mdc.hr/www-osijek-hr/4-povijesni/4-01povijesni.html with illustration from the document declairing Osijek a "free royal city" (that is under royal protection and with certain privilegies), which is also the document that granted the CoA. The current CoA which you can see on the flag is based on the one from 1809.
Zeljko Heimer, 26 August 1999


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