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Obermeitingen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Obermeitingen, Landkreis Landsberg am Lech, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-10 by klaus-michael schneider
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Obermeitingen Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

Obermeitingen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules an impending cross patty Or, at sinister Argent an eradicated beech Gules, in base a fess parted of Argent and Sable masoned in counterchanged tinctures.
The tree is taken from the arms of the Augustine Rottenbuch Abbey, the name meaning "red beech", and is thus canting. The abbey owned the lower cognisance since 1433 and was also the most important manorial lord, until the abbey was secularised in 1803. The lower part of the estates in the village was owned by the Abbey of the Holy Cross in Augsburg. Its canting arms are displayed in the dexter half. The fess in base is symbolising a Roman road. The Bishopric of Augsburg owned a special bailiwick related to that road (German: Straßvogtei) between the 14th and 17th century. The tinctures red and silver (white) are those of the bishopric.
Source: "Heimatbuch für den Landkreis Landsberg am Lech", 2nd edition, Landsberg am Lech 1982, pp.353, 607ff., 612-613
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

The arms were approved on 25 June 1956 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2020

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