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Creußen City (Germany)

Stadt Creußen, Landkreis Bayreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a black-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2020

Creußen Coat of Arms

Shield quartered of Argent and Sable, over all in centre a clay jug Gules.
The existence of the arms, assumed since the middle of the 14th century, had been proven by an architectural sculpture from 1470, a seal from 1511 and paintings from 1581. First the city used the arms of the Zollern kin with crest. The jug was added in 1581 and is a distinguishing mark. It is symbolising the famous jugs from Creußen and is also considered to be punning, as "Kreus" had been a local name for clay jugs. Shape and tincture of the jug changed frequently during the 19th century.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.37
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2020

The arms are in use since the 15th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Aug 2020

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