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Thierrens commune (Vaud canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Thierrens]
by Pascal Gross

On an escutcheon Gules a Dog Or gorged Argent, bordered Nebuly Azure and Argent.

Željko Heimer, 29 October 1999

Shouldn't the blue area be a border? I mean, shield shaped in a coat of arms, but square in a banner of arms?

Antonio Martins, 29 October 1999

As I was not sure on the way to convert the coat of arms into a banner of arms for Thierrens, I had a phone conversation with the syndic (in Switzerland equivalent to the mayor) and the municipal treasurer. This last person went upstairs to have a look at a show-window in the council-chamber where a copy of this flag is kept. I made the image according to his description, therefore, I think that the flag I sent to the list is correct.

Pascal Gross, 30 October 1999

I suppose the question in Thierrens is whether the shield is charged with a border or a scocheon (escutcheon, inescutcheon). In the first case the flag has a border, in the second it bears a shield. This can be a puzzler for the herald, unless the border is itself charged.  On a banner, though, the difference is clear.

John Ayer, 30 October 1999