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Osijek (Osijek-Baranja, Croatia)

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Last modified: 2007-06-23 by dov gutterman
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The coat of arms is basically the same as the one granted in 1809 by king Francis I, today in much simplified form. In blue field a silver bridge with a tower, above it an escutcheon Argent an Arm embowed Gules holding a Sabre proper. The coat of arms bordered golden is set in the middle of a landesfarben style flag of white over blue bicolour. The colours are those from the coat of arms. The flag is also used in long vertical version, occasionally without the coat of arms, too. The flag was used in such way much before 1990's.
Željko Heimer

Coat of Arms

image by Željko Heimer

I would suggest you take a look at: <> with illustration from the document declairing Osijek a "free royal city" (that is under royal protection and with certain privileges), which is also the document that granted the coat of arms. The current coat of arms which you can see on the flag is based on the one from 1809.
Željko Heimer, 26 August 1999

Flag of the Bakers' Guild

image from the site of the land museum of Osijek, located by Dov Gutterman, 25 August 1999

This is the site of the land museum of Osijek. The flag shown on the mentioned page is the flag of the Bakers' Guild from year 1800.
There is no any other info on the flag there. Its shape is, I guess, typical for the period - and based on chivalry guidons. Blue colour may have (and then may not) reference to the city (which traditional colour is blue), and the flag contains painting of a saint, I guess, the patron saint of the guild (but I couldn't tell which one). I would also guess the reverse (or obverse, if you want) would have some other picture in that place. There is some kind of heraldic device in the lower hoist corner of the painted part, but I can hardly recognize what it is.
Željko Heimer, 26 August 1999

Flag at Municipal Museum

There is flag at the Slavonian Museum in Osijek at <>, reported by Željko Heimer.
This is a swallow-tail flag. On the white field there is Illiria's Coat of Arms with inscriptions in Coratian: GLAVNA STRAŽARA NARODNE GARDE and German: HAUPTWACHE DER NATIONALGARDE (National Guard Main Outpost). This flag was damaged by the weather.
Milan Jovanovic, 29 April 2007