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Mogelsberg commune (St. Gallen canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Mogelsberg] image by Pascal Gross

Gules an Annulet flamully-fleury-counterbarbed Or.

The German blazon makes reference to Kleven.  Maybe the "Kleven" suggest that the "fleurs-de-lis" are not lilies but trefoils (i.e. clover-leaves). Together with the thorns on their opposite, they may well be trefoils slipped, and then made somewhat more look-alike fleurs-de-lis.

Željko Heimer, 9 January 2001

I wonder, maybe the fleurs-de-lis were originally trefoils? And maybe Kleven is a heraldical, dialectal or archaic form of "Klee[blatt]" i.e., clover or trefoil?

Santiago Dotor, 9 January 2001

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