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Kösching Market Town (Germany)

Markt Kösching, Landkreis Eichstätt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-10-16 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Kösching town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021
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Kösching Market Town

Kösching Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021

Kösching Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter lozengy of Argent and Azure, at sinister Argent on top of a mount issuant Vert a deciduous tree of the same trunked Or.
The market town was built on the location of a Roman castle. Town seals displayed a different pattern between the 14th and 17th century, the Bavarian lozengy shield between a circle of ten, later seven, trees. The coloured painting of Hans Mielich (1516 - 1573) from 1565 displays nine green trees on a red shield with the lozengy inescutcheon. The current pattern appeared first in 1562 on a xylography, on seals temporarily since 1609 and permanent since 1640. The tree was first depicted as eradicated. The lozengy shield is alluding to the Dukes of Bayern, local rulers since 1293. The tree is a representation of the Köschinger Forst, a local forest of beeches and oaks and later hunting ground of the Bavarian dukes.
Sources: Stadler 1965, p.88 and Karl Zecherle: "Gemeindewappen im Kreis Eichstätt", Eichstätt 1985, pp.40-41
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021

The current arms are in use since 1609. The banner has never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2021

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