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This banner probably saw some famous battle, I don't know which. But from the other side than the previous one.

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Dick Osseman02-Mar-2006 05:48
I know all about St. Nicolas: I have been at his grave, in Bari, Italy, and where I live, Amsterdam, he is the local saint also. As for the attribution: I don't know.
Svetlana 02-Mar-2006 00:36
Hi Dick,

I believe that this is St. Nicolas, not St. Sava. St. Sava was Serbian medieval prince Rastko Nemanjic who decided to take spiritual path and become monk. In Serbia, he is celebrated as an educator and protector of children.
St. Nicolas comes from Greeks, and he was considered as healer and mirracle-maker. The banner, however, most likely comes from Serbia.
I hope you don't mind that I am posting this comment. Modern Serbian and Turkish culture are far more connected and closer than we can imagine.

Best regards,

Dick Osseman02-Feb-2006 06:15
I think this may be right to the extent this may be a banner representing the famous St. Sava. I read part of the article you link to and must warn Turkish readers for some language that will probably offend them (I would be offended and then shrug my shoulders and laugh about it; coming from a Christian Diocese I don't think the text is very Christian).
Ahmet 02-Feb-2006 06:06
I think this is the Serbian's famous St. Sava banner.
Dick Osseman08-Nov-2005 18:00
That's why I wrote "from the other side than the previous one" (which was Otoman).
Chris Panneris 08-Nov-2005 17:12
I guess thats a Christian banner captured by Ottomans on a battle