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Montenegro: Princely and Royal standards

Last modified: 2011-11-12 by ivan sache
Keywords: montenegro | royal standard | eagle: double-headed (white) | scepter | orb | letters: hi | lion (yellow) | crown (yellow) |
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Princely standard, 1852

[Princely standard]

Danilo I's Princely standard - Image by Mario Fabretto, reconstructed after CISV archives, 25 November 1998

Danilo I Petrović Njegoš proclaimed himself the Prince and ruler of Montenegro in 1851. His standard preserved in Cetinje is purple with a white crowned double-headed eagle holding a sceptre and orb above a golden lion passant. On the eagle's breasts is the Prince's cypher, in Cyrillic Д. I., that is D. I..

Source: A. Ziggioto Armi e bandiere del Montenegro: molte ombre e poche luci, Archivum Heraldicum [arh], II, 1989.

Željko Heimer, 14 July 2006


Princely standard, c. 1861 and royal standard, 1878-c. 1900

[Princely standard]

Nikola I's Princely standard - Image by Mario Fabretto, reconstructed after CISV archives, 25 November 1998

Nikola I succeeded his uncle Danilo I in 1860. His princely standard is red with a white border, and the same emblems as in his uncle's flag, except for the cypher, in Cyrillic Н I, that is NI.

Sources: A. Ziggioto (op. cit.) and McCandless and Grosvenor's Flags of the World (1917) [gmc17a]

Željko Heimer, 14 July 2006

[Royal standard]

Crampton's rendition of the flag - Image by Jorge Candeias, 25 November 1998

This is the rendition of the royal flag of Montenegro after Crampton [cra90]

Jorge Candeias 25 November 1998


Royal standard, c. 1900-c. 1910

[Princely standard]

Nikola I's Royal standard, c. 1900 - Image by Mario Fabretto, reconstructed after CISV archives, 25 November 1998

The royal standard from c. 1900 retained earlier charges, but changes the field to tricolour.

Sources: A. Ziggioto (op. cit.) and a Yugoslav post stamp

Željko Heimer, 14 July 2006

This flag is presented as the state flag of Montenegro in the book Kral' Nikola. Izbrane Diela (King Nikola, Selected works) Cetinje: Obod, 1997.

Andrey Rukkas, 19 February 2001


Royal standard, c. 1910

[Princely standard]

Nikola I's Royal standard, c. 1910 - Image by Mario Fabretto, reconstructed after CISV archives, 25 November 1998

The royal standard around 1910 has been reported with some differences, the lion being replaced by Nikola's cypher in red, which may be due to source inaccuracy.

Sources: A. Ziggioto (op. cit.) and D. Romanoff The Orders, Medals and History of Montenegro

Željko Heimer, 14 July 2006


 
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