Monday, December 29, 2014

Order of Malta Flag

When you visit the maritime resort of Amalfi, located on the Amalfi Coast, you will see this cross everywhere.  The local inhabitants are proud to explain the origins of this "Maltese" cross and boast frequently, "It came from us first!"

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  1. The red flag with eight-pointed white cross is the flag of the Order of Malta’s works. Its present form dates back over 400 years; the first clear reference to an eight-pointed cross was its representation on the coins of Grand Master Fra’ Foulques de Villaret (1305-1319).