(Scotland) St. Andrew's Cross

Mapmaker: Anonymous

(Scotland) St. Andrew's Cross

c. 1925

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  • (Scotland) St. Andrew's Cross

    According to legend, the Christian apostle and martyr Saint Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, was crucified on an X-shaped cross at Patras, (Patrae). Use of the familiar iconography of his martyrdom, showing the apostle bound to an X-shaped cross, first appears in the Kingdom of Scotland in 1180 during the reign of William I.

    Condition is fair for this stitched wool flag, with the color remaining even, though with some separations, and stains. Some minor loss. Image size is approximately 15.5 x 38 (inches)