Once ashore, Columbus displayed this flag with which to claim the new world for Spain, hence it became the first flag to fly over soil in the Americas. The flag represents a Spain newly united under the royal houses of Aragon (the rampant lions) and Castile (the castles). Buy authentic Lions and Castles Flags. Our historical flags are unsurpassed in quality and authenticity. This Lions & Castles flag has 2 brass grommets on the left used for hanging. NOTE: The 4”x6” size is mounted to a 10” staff with a gold spear top.