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Vytis - The Symbol of the Emblem of Lithuania, in Flags - First Day Cover

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  • 02.01.2016
  • E. Jakutavičiūtė
  • Offset. Art paper
  • 24 x 24mm
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About Vytis - The Symbol of the Emblem of Lithuania, in Flags

A red banner with a white equestrian on a bay horse mentioned in the Jan Dlugosz’ story, describing the Battle of Grunwald (1410) when the Grand Duke of Lithuania brought forty Lithuanian regiments, all carrying red banners. In the later historical sources a red cloth charged on both sides with the armored knight was described as the banner of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The flag remained as such until the end of 18th century. Today, the historical Lithuanian State flag depicting Vytis, can officially be used alongside the Lithuanian State (National) flag.