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Kingdom of Sardinia - Part 1 (Italy)


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Flag of “Rennu de Arborea” or “Judicau de Arborea” (Kingdom of Arborea) is at Italian wikipedia.
For more information see English wikipedia.
Mauro Piras, 5 May 2009

Actually this refers to one of several medieval judicatures ("kingdoms") in Sardinia, (see wikipedia). The territory of this Giudicato was roughly congruent to the current province of Oristano.
Although the arms of the Giudicato is well known (the eradicated tree, still used by Oristano province), the flag is a mere conjecture. The usual flag sources for the time (Libro do conoscimiento and different portolanos) do not show the flag at all.
I have discussed this a little bit with a few colleagues (Sebastià Herreros and Alfredo Betocchi) during the recent CISV meeting at Verona.
The above-mentioned Wikipedia article is full of hints that this flag is another modern political fiction made to support nationalistic/separatist tendencies.
It is not by chance that the separatist party "indipendčntzia Repůbrica de Sardigna" uses the eradicated tree as their symbol, see Italian wikipedia.
M. Schmöger, 1 June 2009

Flag According to Book of all Kingdoms (late 14th Cent.)

image by António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 November 2007

The 55th flag mentioned and illustrated in the Book of All Kingdoms [e9s50] is attributed to Cerdeńa (Sardinia). This as depicted in the 2005 spanish illustrated transcription [e9s05],a vertically  striped yellow and red flag, with five red stripes alternating with five yellow stripes, the latter slightly narrower, the flag shown in the ogival default shape of this source
The anonymous author of [e9s50] describes the flag thusly: "El rey de Cerdeńa á por seńales bastones del rey de Aragón, commo estos." (The king of Sardinia has for device bars of the king of Aragon, like these).  
António Martins-Tuválkin, 24 November 2007

Flag from XVI century

I found the ancient image of the flag of Sardinia in a book whose title is “La magnifique et somptueuse pompe funebre faite aus obseques et funerailles du tres grande et tres victorieus empereur Charles cinquieme, celebrees en la ville de Bruxelles le 29e jour du mois de Dicembre 1558 par Philippes roy catholique d’Espaigne son fils” published in Anvers in 1559 by the editor Plantin.
Here is the whole image from the book.
Mauro Podda, 21 April 2008

Naval (War) Ensign - XVIII century

image by Jaume Ollé, 11 October 1998

Maritime Ensign - XVIII century

image by Jaume Ollé, 11 October 1998

Captain Galley - XVIII century

image by Jaume Ollé , 11 October 1998

Naval Ensign 1802-1814

image by Jaume Ollé , 11 October 1998

Naval Ensign 1814-1816

image by Jaume Ollé , 11 October 1998

Naval ensign 1814-1816. After 30 December 1814 the canton was changed to a triple cross in honour of Sardinia, Savoy and Genoa
Jaume Ollé, 11 October 1998