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Untersteinach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Untersteinach, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

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[Untersteinach municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020
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Untersteinach Municipality

Untersteinach Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

Untersteinach Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent a sinister facing griffin rampant couchant Gules, at sinister Gules a naked man Argent holding a lance of the same in bend sinister.
Griffin and man are taken from the family arms of the Hiltrich kin, who named themselves due to their hometown as Lords of Varell. They ruled the village during six generations. They died out in 1765. In the family arms the naked man had been however reguardant.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden", published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken no.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.350
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 2 March 1983 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Nov 2020

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