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Massa - Historical Flags (Tuscany, Italy)

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image by Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Massa-Carrara was territory of the Malapina dynasty until XVI century. The family standard was used, but is unknown to me. in the XVI Century it was governed by the Cybo dinasty, and also their family standard was used (also unknown for me except that included in their shield over the Malaspina one) .In 1731 Cybo-Malaspina dynasty was dynasty ended and their heirs were the Este dynasty of Modena from 1743. The arms of Modena-Este and Cybo-Malaspina were merged and Massa used after1790 (and until1829) the white flag with the Cybo-Malaspina shield simplified, with Austrian scutcheon.
After 1829 the Modena flag was used (I see a little variation in plate attributed to Massa, but I believe that is a mistake)
Jaume Ollé, 19 October 1998

Massa flag (1829 - ?) was a variant of Modena flag (?) with three red flowers or trebol (?). I noted this image more that 25 years ago and I don't remember the source.
Jaume Ollé, 5 June 1997

Flags According to Steenbergen Book (1862)

image by Jaume Ollé, 30 April 2003

No. 515 - Massa.
Source: [stb62]
Jaume Ollé,30 April 2003

image by Jaume Ollé, 30 April 2003

No. 516 - Massa-Carrara.
Source: [stb62]
Jaume Ollé,30 April 2003