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City of Osnabrück (Lower Saxony, Germany)

Stadt Osnabrück

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[City of Osnabrück (Lower Saxony, Germany)] 3:5
by Mark Sensen

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White with the wheel from the arms and two black stripes at the top and bottom edges according to Stadler 1964-1971's description.

Stefan Schwoon, 21 February 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

Osnabrück became a city already early in the 13th century. The first seal is mentioned in 1217, but the oldest existing seal dates from 1243. It already shows a wheel with 8 spokes. In another seal in 1274 the wheel has only 6 spokes. The arms thus never changed since. The colour used to be red, but probably already in the 15th century the colour was changed to black.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 18 December 2001

The spokes should be at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 and 12 o'clock.

Mark Sensen, 10 January 2003

Mistaken Variant

[City of Osnabrück, mistaken variant (Lower Saxony, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon

White with the wheel from the arms, according to Staack 1997.

Stefan Schwoon, 21 February 2001

The flag of Osnabrück was wrongly depicted in my flag chart (Staack 1997).

Gunnar Staack, translated by Santiago Dotor, 8 January 2003

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