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Maanid Flag, Late 17th Century (Historical Flags, Lebanon)

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[Maaniïtes Flag late 17th Century (Lebanon)]
image by Eugene Ipavec, 06 May 2007

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According to [Nehmé 1995, "Maaniïtes Flag at the end of the Maaniïtes Emirate: End of the 17th century."
Santiago Dotor
, 26 Sep 2000

The Chehab dynasty webpage in the Almanach de Bruxelles says:

Originally a religious sect of Islam, the Druze were assigned most of Lebanon by the Atabeg of Damas[cus] in 1119. The rulers belonged to the Maanid dynasty replaced in 1697 by the related Sunni Chehab Emirs who lost their sovereign power in 1842.

This would date the Shihab or Shehabian flag to c. 1697-1842 and the Maanid or Maaniïte flags to c. 1119-1697.
Santiago Dotor, 08 May 2003

Other Reported Flag

Maanites (1516-1687) red Kaysite flag with the Maan emblem: a "adormidera" or "clavel" (I dont know translation for this word) also quoted as "pavot" in French.
Source: Flaggenmiteilung 84, Crux Australis 50
Jaume Ollé, 13 May 2003

In Spanish, "Adormidera" is the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum), while "Clavel" is the carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus). As the flowers do not particularly resemble one another, the fact that what was on the flag could have been either one would suggest the level of detail of the representation must not have been very high.
Eugene Ipavec, 15 Jun 2007