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Zell in Fichtelgebirge Market Town (Germany)

Markt Zell im Fichtelgebirge, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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Zell in Fichtelgebirge Market Town

Zell Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

Zell Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter quartered of Argent and Gules, 2nd quarter Argent a leaf Sable, 3rd quarter Sable a leaf Argent.
Due to the common administration of the market towns of Sparneck and Zell, both towns used the same symbols for a long time, even after both entities had been separated. The leaves are based on an error, as the common arms displayed hearts reversed instead. In 1862 the leaves were introduced by Hefner and the error was kept since then. Local seals since 1914 caused more confusion as the tinctures white and black of the quartered Zollern shield were replaced by white and red. The name affix "in Fichtelgebirge" was added on 15 Juliy 2007.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.101
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2021

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