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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Mar 2022 3:11 a.m. PST

Hell everyone,

Does anyone have any information on the size of Swiss banners and Swiss "Fähnlein" pennants?

Thank you.

Swampster29 Mar 2022 10:22 a.m. PST

There is a surviving landesbanner from Appenzell (an associate rather than full member in 1476). It is dated 1400-1500, so rather vague. It is about 120cm square.
A Zurich hauptbanner from 1437 is about 129cm square (plus the long thin red schwenkel).

Unless anyone has anything more concrete, it looks like 120 – 130 cm square is a reasonable size. It would seem to match the size shown in illustrations too, though these are often misleading.

I haven't found anything for any pennant sizes – I think using the period pictures and comparing to the square banners may be as good as you'll get.

A bit later, the flags became larger.
A banner from Zurich from 1512 is about 180cm square (plus schwenkel).

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2022 1:40 p.m. PST

Bravo and thank you, it's already a good start.

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