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Mantua (Lombardy, Italy)


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1328-1708 Flag

by Jaume Olle', 19 October 1998

Gonzaga Dinasty flag from around 1328 to 1708 (1708 Mantua was attribued to Austria). Reconstructed from written description .Also it is reported as white flag with red Saint George cross.
Jaume Olle', 19 October 1998

1737-1769 Flag

by Jaume Olle', 19 October 1998

For the XVIII century a strange flag is reported from several plates. I know about some variations (depending of the quality of the pictures). The first one that I saw showed the flag as blue with narrow red stripes, one on top and one on bottom and with aparently one head (no double heads - see below). Also in another plate I noted same flag without figure. Unafortunately in this era I didn't took notes from the source and they are now unavailables. The most comoon design is the above one. Attribued to 1737-1769 (or maybe a little later ?).
Jaume Olle', 19 October 1998

by Jaume Olle', 27 January 2003

The motto say: I assist at need -  man steers the fate.
Jaume Olle', 27 January 2003

Mantua Dukedom

Here is the flag of Mantua Dukedom. The source was an image that appears on "Forum Autonomista" pages, at <> (defunct). Gianpietro Gallinelli of Cultural Association "Terra Insubre" recognized it as the flag (or CoA) of Mantua Dukedom.
Matteo Colaone, 18 October 2000

Details of escutcheon of Mantua CoA and BoA:
1) (Bezant Empire) ; Gules (or Azure?? I heard about both versions... ), a Double-headed Eagle Or;
2) (?) Gules, a lion statant crowned Or;
3) (family of Gonzaga); barry of 8, Or and Sable;
4) (Constantinople); Gules; a Cross Or accompanied with four letters "B" Or;
5) (Aragon); Paly of 9, Or and Gules;
6) (Montferrat); Argent, a Chief Gules;
7) (Saxony); Arms well-known;
8) (Dukedom of Bar); Azure, two Fishes Or.
9) (Jerusalem); Argent, a Cross Potent accompained with four Crosslets Or.
Victor Lomantsov, 18 October 2000