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Estavayer-le-Gibloux commune (Fribourg/Freiburg canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Estavayer-le-Gibloux] image by Pascal Gross

Gules on a Bend Or a Lion passant Azure langued of the first between a Triple Cross pommelly Argent and an Anchor cabled of the last.

Željko Heimer, 25 November 2000

The cross on the flag of Estavayer is called in the French blazoning "croix pommelée à trois traverses" which should be in English according to Francois Velde's website : cross pommelly with 3 bastons sinister.

Pascal Gross, 24 November 2000

A literal translation of the blazon would rather be "cross with three bars pommelly". However, I have seen this cross blazoned in English as a "triple cross", a "cross with treble traverse" (Fox-Davies), a "patriarchal cross with third bar" (for instance in Neubecker 1977) and as a "papal cross" (also Fox-Davies), being the one which appears on top of the papal staff, as the patriarchal one does on top of the patriarchs' and archbishops' ones).

Santiago Dotor, 28 November 2000