posted on Feb, 24 2012 @ 11:54 AM
The ensign of the Empire under the Palaiologoi, attested in several sources of the 14th and 15th centuries, comprises the so-called "tetragrammatic
cross", which is a cross between four firesteels (Greek: πυρέκβολα) each resembling a B. The firesteels have been interpreted as the
initials of the imperial motto Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλευόντων (Basileus Basileon Basileuon
Basileuonton) or Βασιλεὺς Βασιλέων Βασιλεύων Βασιλεῦσι (Basileus Basileon Basileuon Basileusi), translated as
"king of kings, ruling over rulers". Another common emblem used by the Palaiologoi as a purely dynastic symbol was the double-headed eagle,
occasionally displayed bearing the family's sympilema, or dynastic cypher, on the breast.
It is the FLAG OF THE "BYZANTINE EMPIRE", OR MORE COMMONLY KNOWN AS "EASTERN ROMAN EMPIRE" FOUNDED BY EMPEROR CONSTANTINE IN 324AD TO 1453AD WHEN
IT WAS TAKEN OVER BY THE "OTTOMANS" (TURKS).
You can find the FLAG at this website: en.wikipedia.org...
I hope this finally solves your question.