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Dictionary of Vexillology: Z (Ziggurat - Zupa Gaiferia)

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The term sometimes used for a stepped pyramid – but see ‘stepped’ and the following note.

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Flag and Arms of Argeriz, Portugal (Antonio Martins) (fotw)

Please note that this term should only apply to pyramids of a South American origin, and that the terms “stepped” or “stepped pyramid” should be used for other structures of this general type as referenced above.

See ‘serrated 3)’.

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Civil Ensign of Taiwan 1929-1966 (fotw)

See ‘flammulets 2)’ and ‘wolf's teeth 1).’

Royal Standard of Yugoslavia
Royal Standard of Yugoslavia c1925 – 1937 (fotw

A term for the split-bladed or double-pointed “Sword of Ali” (originally a symbol of - the Janissaries - an elite military formation of the Ottoman Empire) that has appeared on several Arab flags - a zulfiqar (see also ‘shahada’ and ‘takbir’).

Bey of Tunis Bey of Constantine Bey of Constantine
Standard of the Bey of Tunis c1860 - 1957 (fotw); Standard of the Bey of Constantine c1836 (fotw); Flag of the Great Admiral of The Porte, Ottoman Empire 19thC (fotw)

A medieval term, now obsolete, for the symbols (the flag and arms etc) of a society or of a state.

Please note that the information given above must be considered to a certain degree speculative, and it is suggested that it might be a Latinised version of an original term of uncertain origin.

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