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3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 22 Jun 2001
Flag adopted 1912
From Ralf Hartemink's International
Civic Arms website: The oldest coins of Iserlohn date from the early
13th century and show a city wall with three towers. Later that century
the middle tower was replaced by St. Pancratius, the patron saint of the
city. In the early 14th century this composition was placed on the seal.
In the 16th century the composition was placed in a shield to form the
present arms. The chequered bar below the city wall is derived from the
arms of the Counts of the Mark, who founded the city. The arms were officially
granted in 1913.
Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.
Santiago Dotor, 16 Jul 2002
The banner is curiously depicted with the reverse order of colours,
yellow-red-white and with the arms in Hostert
1979, without further explanation. I wonder if this is correct.
Stefan Schwoon, 22 Jun 2001