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Staffelstein County until 1972 (Oberfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)

Landkreis Staffelstein

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[Staffelstein County until 1972 (Oberfranken District, Bavaria, Germany)] 5:2
by Stefan Schwoon
Flag and coat-of-arms adopted 12th November 1962, abolished 30th June 1972


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Description

Red-white-blue, adopted 12.11.1962. Annexed to the counties Coburg and Lichtenfels under the 1972 municipal reform. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Stadler 1964-1972.

Stefan Schwoon, 10 August 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

The arms were granted on November 12, 1962. The throne with Emperor Heinrich II was the old arms of the Domkapitel (Chapter) of the Bamberg Cathedral, that owned the area around Staffelstein. The basilisk is taken from the arms of the Benedictine Abbey of Banz, as the abbey held the estate of Baunach in the district. The lower part of the arms shows the points taken from the arms of the State of Würzburg, as the bishops of Würzburg owned the Sesslach estate.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 15 July 2003

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