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Marktzeuln Market Town (Germany)

Markt Marktzeuln, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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Marktzeuln Market Town

Marktzeuln Banner

It is a black-green-white vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Marktzeuln Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, on a branch Vert, an owl statant guardant Sable.
The town belonged to the Bishopric of Bamberg. The oldest seal from the late 16th century displayed on a Renaissance shield an owl sitting on a rock. A reconstruction from 1818 displayed a shield Argent with an owl proper on a rock Vert. The owl turned black first in 1856 within Siebmacher's new edition. On newer seals the rock was replaced by a branch. The owl is referring to the old name of the town "Eulen" (= owls) before 1890.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.15
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms are in use since the 16th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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