Last modified: 2017-10-27 by antónio martins
Keywords: seal | phrygian cap | different reverse | treasury | lion | star: 5 points (yellow) | republica del paraguay | paz y justicia | peace and justice | tree: 2 trunks (twisted ) | francia (dr.) | palm | olive branch |
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BANDERAS deParaguay / L histoire des Drapeaux
reported by Francisco Santos, 14 May 2003
Contains 16 flag images taken apparently from FOTW-ws
and Jaume’s site
António Martins, 08 Jul 2003
|1812-1826||with Arms of the capital city, Asunción||with Arms of the King of Spain||?|
|1826-1842||Dr. Francia’s blue flag||?|
|1842-1954(?)||with National Coat of Arms: Yellow 5-pointed star with rays surrounded by wreath. Outside the wreath the country’s full name («Republica del Paraguay») in black. All that on a white disk with a border in the national colors.||with Treasury Seal: Lion in natural colors to the left (heraldically) sitting on a piece of grass in front of a pole with a Jacobinian cap. Light blue background. Behind the pole the motto «paz y justicia», above the country’s full name, both written in black. All that again on a white disk with a border in the national colors.||333:500||0.6̅|
|1990-2013||with National Coat of Arms: Yellow star on small blue disk, no more rays. Outside the wreath the name is written in yellow on a red ring. Everything still on a white disk, now with a black border.||with Treasury Seal: Lion to the right, sitting in the air, white background. Above the lion the motto «paz y justicia» in yellow on a red ribbon, The name has disappeared. Everything still on a white disk, black border.|
|2013-||with National Coat of Arms: Yellow star, wreath retained. Rings around them are modified to narrow black lines.||with Treasury Seal: Lion facing to the right, sitting in the air, white background. The rings around the lion are narrow black lines. The inscription «paz y justicia» appears in black.||11:20||0.55|
From the data I infer that the 1988 modification was the change in the emblem (it could not have been anything else), only noticed during the edition of the 1994 supplement of [eun] and also reported by Harald Müller at the same period (probably coming from Album des Pavillons [pay]). The change in proportions is not easy to date since it appears in 1995 in Album but was only incorporated in the 1998 supplement of [eun].
Another chronologic unresolved question is: when did the proportion move from 333:500 to 1:2 Is there any correlation to be found with the dates of reign of Alfredo Stroessner on the country (1954-1989)? It could match the change from 333:500 to 1:2 and then to 3:5, but not the change in the emblem.
Ivan Sache, 20 Oct 1999
The ratio at this time [April 1957]
wasn’t 1:2 but
Brendan Hennessy, 18 Apr 2014
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