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Hiltpoltstein Market Town (Germany)

Markt Hiltpoltstein, Landkreis Forchheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hiltpoltstein town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021
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Hiltpoltstein Market Town

Hiltpoltstein Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

Hiltpoltstein Coat of Arms

Shield parted per bend of Or and Gules; an inescutcheon parted per pale, at dexter Or a demi-eagle Sable armed Or, tongued Gules and couped per pale, at sinister bendy of six of Gules and Argent.
Knight Friedrich of Seckendorff gained market town rights in 1417, granted by the German King Sigismund, for his village "zum Hipoltzstain". Local seals are known since the early 17th century. The shield parted per bend displays the family arms of the Lords of Hiltpoltstein. The inescutcheon displays the lesser arms of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg, to which the town belonged since 1503.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.73
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

The arms are in use since the 17th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Aug 2021

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