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Altenkunstadt Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Altenkunstadt, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a yellow-red-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Altenkunstadt Coat of Arms

Renaissance shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent two bars Azure, over all a bend sinister wavy Gules, at sinister Azure a crozier Or issuant from a chalice of the same.
The dexter half displays the arms of the Marshals of Kunstadt, first mentioned in 1203, who died out in 1728. Probably they had lived in the village since 1059. Chalice and crozier are taken from the arms of the Cistercian Langheim Abbey, which owned large estates from 1336 until 1803.
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" vol.48), Kulmbach 1990, p.167
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms are in use since 1957.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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