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City of Cáceres (Extremadura, Spain)

Cáceres Province

Last modified: 2001-05-12 by santiago dotor
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Historical 1477 Flag

Calvo and Grávalos 1983 ill. 62, shows the flag of the city of Cáceres from circa 1477. The book says:

Elizabeth, the Catholic Queen, in view of the alarm caused in Cáceres by the fighting between the Castilian and Leonese factions, decided to visit the city on January 30th 1477, settling the disputes and achieving an appeasement [sic]; as a symbol she ordered that the two seals owned by the city council, one with a castle [for Castile] and the other with a lion [for Leon], were to be destroyed, and she gave it a new one which incorporated both. The flag [a banner-of-arms of that seal, per pale Castile and Leon] is still kept in the City Hall.

Santiago Dotor, 20 July 1999

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