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Motten Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Motten, Landkreis Bad Kissingen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Motten municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 21 Nov 2021
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Motten Banner

It is a yellow-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2021

Motten Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, parted by a bend sinister Argent charged in centre with cross patty Sable, in dexter chief a royal coronet Or, in sinister base a thistle blossom Or.
The basic tinctures and the black cross are alluding to the fact that the area historically belonged to the Fulda Imperial Abbey. The bend sinister is the representation of an important Medieval road, which connected Motten with Kothen and Speicherz. Both merged with Motten in 1978. The coronet is symbolising the vehmic court of Motten. Its existence is proven between 1275 and 1277. also privileges granted by the German king (German: Königsfreiheit). The thistle is symbolising the location in the Rhön, a mountain ridge.
Source: Werner Eberth: "Die Kommunalwappen im Landkreis Bad Kissingen", Bad Kissingen 2006, pp.181-183
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 14 December 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2021

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