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Sucre, Bolivia

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Flag of Sucre
image by António Martins, 09 May 2004
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  • Sucre (Mayor?) flag (animated); It is in the homepage. Just move the right slider further to the right. There also a small coat-of-arms on that page.
    reported by Dov Gutterman, 05 Nov 1998

Description of the flag

It seems that it is “something” on white as can be seen in the photo at this location.
Dov Gutterman, 26 Jun 2001

Coat of arms detail

Coa of Sucre
image by António Martins, 09 May 2004

The original image includes also the legend "YNSYGNE E MVI NOBLE E MVI LEAL CIVDAD DE LA PLATA" around the top of the shield. I do not know wheather this is considered part of the coat of arms, nor whaether it is included in the flag.
António Martins, 09 May 2004

This coat of arms is the first one given to a city in present day Bolivia. It was originally given to the City of La Plata (first name of present day City of Sucre) in 1559 (in the coat of arms you can see the two-headed imperial eagle used mostly during the times of Emperor Charles V, and something during Philip II reign). One of the mountains in the coat of arms is the Potosí Hill. The ten “things” around the coat of arms, are decapitated heads.
Francisco Gregoric, 23 Nov 2005

Flag depicted in the coat of arms

Coa of Sucre
image by António Martins and Pascal Gross, 21 Nov 2005

Depicted in the arms of Sucre, Bolivia, there is a 1:2 white flag with a square trangle cut-out from the fly (a stubby swallowtail) with a red cross centered on the remaining area; the cross seems to be bottony or pommelly.
António Martins, 21 Nov 2005

The Cross of that flag (in the coat of arms) is defined in Bolivia as the Cross of Jerusalem. So that white flag with red cross could have been originally related to the Christian faith. However it is different from the [yellow] Cross of Jerusalem [or red] we usually know.
Francisco Gregoric, 23 Nov 2005

The Cross of Jerusalem we usually know is a cross potent crosslet, though the crosslets seem to have been lost in copying while the potent ("T"-like) endings of the arms were misshaped.
António Martins, 27 Nov 2005