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Deutsch: Polnischer Flügelhusar aus dem Geschlecht der Sobieski. Hier als Bannerträger der Grand Standarte der polnischen Grone (Chorąży Wielki Koronny).
English: Grand Standard Bearer of the Polish Crown (Chorąży Wielki Koronny), Sebastian Sobieski, at the wedding procession of King Sigismund III of Poland and Sweden, as painted anonymously on the Stockholm Roll (c. 1605).

The royal banner

The banner held by the standerd bearer is the royal banner of King Sigismund which combines the symbols of the Poland, Sweden and the house of Vasa. It is a double-swallow-tailed banner divided into three horizontal stripes of red, white and red. Overall is the king's great coat of arms. It consists of the arms of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth with the arms of Sweden placed in an inescutcheon, and within it – another inescutcheon with the arms of the house of Vasa.

1 & 4 White Eagle (Orzeł Biały) of the Kingdom of Poland
2 & 3 Pursuer (Vytis, Pogoń) of the Grand Duchy of Lituania
5 & 8 Three Crowns of the Kingdom of Sweden
6 & 7 Lion of the house of Bjelbo
9 Sheaf (Vasa) of the house of Vasa

The coat of arms is surmounted by a royal crown and surrounded by the chain of the Order of the Golden Fleece.


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