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Kingdom of Poland ~ Grunge Flag (1385 - 1569) by Undevicesimus Kingdom of Poland ~ Grunge Flag (1385 - 1569) by Undevicesimus
The Kingdom of Poland (Polish: Królestwo Polskie) originated with the coronation of Bolesław I the Brave of the Piast dynasty in 1025. It united with Lithuania in 1385 under the new Jagiellon dynasty, after which it continued to exist in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (1569). It was ultimately erased from the map in 1795, after the Third Partition of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria.

The coat of arms of Poland dates back to the royal banner of the Piast dynasty: a red shield displaying a white eagle with a gold beak and talons, wearing a gold crown. The eagle and red shield allegedly refer to the legendary founder of Poland, Lech, who is said to have seen a white eagle with sun rays shining on its wings against the red sunset.

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Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Also one thing, do you know if there are any accurate Novgorodian banners? :roll:

I play as them in EU3 and it quite irritates me that they use flag of modern day (Veliky) Novgorod city.

I only know of alleged colours blue and yellow (different than modern-day Ukrainian) and the "Horselion" beast attributed to them.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   Artist
Not sure, I don't think the Novgorod Republic had any real heraldry or banners associated with it... I guess they used symbols and images of important saints in Orthodox Christianity (much like the Byzantines, the original bringers of Orthodoxy to the Rus' people)... But that's just speculation on my part, although it seems pretty possible...

I know they use the banner of the city of Novgorod in EU3 and EU4, which I guess proves that there really isn't any symbol or emblem associated with the Novgorod Republic, given that EU3/EU4 typically try to use historically correct banners, if not for a state, then they use the banner of an important dynasty... The bear seems to me as one of the most 'popular' Novgorod symbols...

Btw, in the game Medieval II: Total War, more specifically in the Teutonic Campaign of the Kingdoms expansion, Novgorod's banner is a blue bear on a yellow shield... wiki.totalwar.com/w/File:Novgo… Not sure where they got that from, and Total War sometimes isn't all that accurate, but just to say that the bear is once again present ^^ In some mods for Medieval II which feature Novgorod, they give them the Orthodox cross as symbol. i1114.photobucket.com/albums/k…
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Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Interesting, thanks for the info!

In Polish article about Novgorod Republic this symbol is listed commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil… (it was also in English Wiki as "Heraldic beast"), according to author based on the seal from 1426, it comes from library.geraldika.ru/images/xi… , collection of seals and coins (?) I think.
I found two strikingly similar heraldic horses, so not sure if it's accurate renditoin: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil… and commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil…
Other symbol I saw associated with is is that cross fc09.deviantart.net/fs70/i/201… , I think it comes from coin or seal too, albeit it looks generic.

Hmm this bear, it looks like coat of arms of East Karelia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coa… ;) , which in EU3 together with Ingermanland were kind of like colonies of it.

About the colours associated with the Novgorod Republic I think it comes from www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/ru… (Historical flag of Novgorod) , but I have no idea if it's Novgorod's or post-Muscovite flag.

Well, wish someone did a scientific research on this >.<, thanks for your input.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   Artist
Russian heraldry seems fairly vague and shrouded in mystery, all-round... Perhaps this is because the Russians took over the practice of heraldic symbols, banners and flags from the West and from Byzantium...

In the crwflags.com link you gave me, there's a guy who mentions a Novgorodian war flag from the early 1600's, I guess that's maybe one of the earliest Novgorodian banners.... And the one with blue-yellow might explain why they chose those colours in Medieval II :)

I wish there was some more info on where the current flag of Novgorod originates from... On the second link, there's one seal that looks like it, but it seems there's two lions, not bears, supporting the central emblem... And is that a dragon underneath it?

A horse and a rider is also a traditional symbol of some eastern European states, for all I know... Most notably the Grand Duchy of Lithuania ("Vytis", the chaser) and Muscovy (St. George on a horse killing the dragon)...
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Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
Is this the banner used in EU3? I tried to identify it... Thought it's Casimir's banner :XD:

Your is I think Angevin.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   Artist
It is the banner used for Poland in EU3 and EU4, but they didn't invent it ^^ It's historical.

Angevins never actually ruled Poland, btw. And I doubt they had an eagle in any of their heraldry, they were more fleur-de-lys kind of people :XD: But feel free to prove me wrong, of course :)
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Ghost-MissingNo Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
I see, thanks :XD:. Looks like I was in confusion whole time, thinking our banner in EU3 is that of Casimir :XD:
Hmm www.loeser.us/flags/poland1.ht… , we called Queen Hedwig - Jadwiga Andegaweńska (Hedwig of Anjou/Angevin), I thought she was from the Hungarian Angevins? If I recall correctly she ruled Poland for some time as a "King" before marrying Jogaila/Ladislaus Jagellon Roll Eyes
The only other Female ruler ruling similary was I think Anna Jagellon.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner May 20, 2015   Artist
Ah yea, apparently you're right ^^ I don't know too many names of Eastern European rulers, I'm afraid ^^;
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asminka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Photographer
Polska Heart - Free 
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015   Artist
^^

You're from Poland? Your country has a very beautiful national anthem, I really like it! :la:
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asminka Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2015  Student Photographer
Yes I am : )
Oh, I'm glad that You like it. :squee: revamp 
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brodskales Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad you're doing flags again.
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Undevicesimus Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2013   Artist
:)
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