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Thum City (Germany)

Stadt Thum, Erzgebirgskreis, Sachsen

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It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Sep 2022

Thum Coat of Arms

Shield parted per saltire; chief quarter Argent hammer and mallet Sable in saltire; dexter quarter Gules a herald Or holding a pennant of the same by his dexter hand and a trumpet of the same by his sinister hand, he wears a tabard Gules charged with an annulet Or with a gem stone Azure; sinister quarter Azure an eradicated tree Argent, base quarter Or a tower gules with port and windows Or.
Thum was mentioned as a market town in 1456, as a city in 1539. It belonged to the Lordship of Wolkenstein. In 1999 the municipalities of Herold and Jahnsbach were incorporated. The base quarter displays the former arms of Thum, which changed in details. Otto Hupp painted the roofs blue. The arms are based on a court seal. Municipal seals from the 17th century displayed a virgin issuant with coronet, hammer and cross. The herald (German: Herold) displays the arms of the namesake former municipality. The arms on the tabard are those of the Lords of Waldenburg, former local rulers. The tree is said to be the "Tree of Life" and is taken from a local seal of Jahnsbach from 1593, where the tree was displayed together with hammer and mallet. The chief quarter displays the symbols of mining, which had been an important business line in all parts of the city for a long time.
Source: Ralf Hartemink´s webpage and Bensing et alii 1984, pp.458-459
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Sep 2022

The current arms were adopted on 2 May 2000 by the city council.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 Sep 2022

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