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Photo of the gonfalone at <www.sulpm.info>.
Eli Gutterman, 9 November 2005


Modena Dukedom

Pre-1830 Flag

Ducal Standart


image by Jaume Olle', 25 October 1998

I believe that the Ducal standart in blue with white crowned eagle. Pictured in Vexilla Italica is another version of this flag.
Jaume Olle', 25 October 1998

Maritime Ensign


image by Jaume Olle', 25 October 1998

Modena first existence under Este dinasty was from 1288 and until 1797, and it existed again after a french rule between 1814 and 1829. The flag was blue with white eagle, and crown above the eagle head. Here is the same flag without crown as the maritime ensign. In old plates you can see the crown but with less detail. New flag was adopted 1830. Red-white-red horizontal and in center blue-white-blue vertical. Arms added in national flag and no added in mercantile ensing.
Jaume Olle', 25 October 1998

The cover of [sie63] shows what the book describes as approximately a quarter of a flagchart, one of many to roll of the, mostly Dutch, presses for the use of seafarers: "Tableau des Pavillons que la Plupart des Nations arborent a` la Mer. Faitau de'po^t des cartes et plans de la marine pour le service des vaisseaux du Roy par ordre de M. de Machault, Garde de se'aux de France. Par le Sr. Bellin Inge'nieur de la marine. 1756." [beL56]
On the 3rd row from the bottom there is - "Pav. de Modene" - A blue flag with a white eagle beaked blue, outstretched wings arcing slightly upward. [The blue beak may well be a colouring error since the eagle's head is coloured blue further than you'd expect the beak to go.]
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 4 January 2001

Flags According to Steenbergen Book (1862)


image by Jaume Ollé, 27 June 2003

No. 734 - Modena.
Source: [stb62]
Jaume Ollé, 27 June 2003


1830 Flag


image by mario fabretto, 11 June 1997

This is probably for an historian. The flag on Modena (Italy): red/white/red horizontal with blue/white/blue vertical and centered over the r/w/r stripes. I know it flew during 1848 with a short two or three month interlude when the Green/white/red tricolor intervened. but when was it first raised, and when was it finally superseded?
Bruce Ward, 25 November 1996

The flag was adopted in 1830 and superseded in 1859. The State flag had the arms in the middle.
Mario Fabretto, 2 December 1996

Modena State flag : red-white-red horizontal crossed blue-white-blue vertical, with shield. Adopted in 1830 and used until 1859. This was the State and war flag. The civil ensign was the same without the arms.
Sources:
A. Ziggioto "Le bandiere degli Stati italiani" on "Armi Antiche" (1970)
A. Ziggioto "Le bandiere degli Stati italiani pre-unitari" on Vexilla Italica 1, XXIV (1997)
Mario Fabretto
, 11 June 1997

New flag was adopted 1830. Red-white-red horizontal and in center blue-white-blue vertical. Arms added in national flag and no added in mercantile ensing.
Jaume Olle, 25 October 1998


Coat of Arms


image by André Serranho