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City of Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Stadt Koblenz

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[City of Koblenz (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)] 3:5
by Stefan Schwoon



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A St. George's Cross charged with a golden open crown.

António Martins, 31 October 1997

My image is based a little more closely on the arms, where the points of the crown stick out from the bars that form the cross. Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.

Stefan Schwoon, 28 February 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

(...) In the 13th century the present arms appear. The cross on the arms is derived from the arms of the State of Trier, to which the city belonged at the time. The crown is described as a Crown of Mary, St. Mary being the patron[ess] saint of the city.

The only time the city used other arms was during the occupation under Napoleon. In 1810 arms were granted with in the lower half two wavy bends joining in the middle (for Confluentia, as in Koblenz the Mosel and Rhine rivers join). (...) After the fall of Napoleon the old arms were restored.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.

Santiago Dotor, 27 December 2001

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