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Julia C

Anyone Have A Picture Of The Byzantine Arms?

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I've heard that the the tetragrammatic B--Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileusin--was used as the arms of the Eastern Empire. I've never seen the logo in person, but it's a set of four Bs. I'm not quite sure how they were arranged, so I'd like to get a chance to see this logo myself.


If anyone has a link to pictures, some information on how it was used, and/or a place to find such things then your help would be greatly appreciated. I'm not very familiar with the Eastern Empire. :lol:

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http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gr_byz14.gif The site I got this from has this to say "This is the flag of the Byzantine Empire, as shown by a major source of information on the flags of the XIVth century, the Conoscimento de todos los Reinos . The flag consists of a combination of the St. George Cross (red on a white field) with the arms of the ruling family of the Paleologues (1258-1453).


The four charges in the corners of each of the other two crosses can be seen either as firesteels, as in the badges of the Order of the Golden Fleece, or as the Greek letter Β. In the latter case they form the initial letters of the Paleologues' motto:

Βασιλευς Βασιλεων Βασιλευων Βασιλευσιν,

that is,

King of Kings, ruling over Kings" http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/gr_byz.html#att They also have a similar flag they attribute to Constantine. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/images/g/gr~byzn.gif

Edited by Horatius

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