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Wiesenthau Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Wiesenthau, Landkreis Forchheim, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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Wiesenthau Municipality

Wiesenthau Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2021

Wiesenthau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent four lozenges Gules in pale, at sinister Gules a wing Argent, base embattled parted per pale of Gules and Argent, charged in centre with a fleur-de-lis in counterchanged tinctures.
The lozenges are a differentiation of the arms of the Lords of Wiesenthau, who had been members of the Franconian knightage under direct imperial rule. The wing is a differentiated attribute of the Evangelist St. Matthew, patron saint of the local church. The embattled base is a representation of the local castle. The fleur-de-lis is an attribute of St. Mary, patron saint of the church of Schleifhausen.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.363
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 16 November 1984 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Aug 2021

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