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It is a green-yellow vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: Ulle 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001
Shield quartered; 1st and 4th quarter Or a double headed eagle Sable, nimbed Or and armed Gules, holding a sceptre Or by his dexter claw and an orb Or by his sinister claw, upon his breast an inescutcheon Or charged with a prince's coronet proper, in chief an impending imperial crown proper, in base a fork Gules with with two beaks over a comb, both Gules and in fess; 2nd and 3rd quarter barry of ten of Sable and Or superimposed by a crancelin Vert.
Saalfeld was an important city and from 1680-1745 the capital of the Duchy of Sachsen-Saalfeld, which had however no full sovereignty and was dependant from the authorities in Gotha in case of external affairs.This is symbolised by the arms of Saxony in the 2nd and 3rd quarter. The 1st and the 4th quarters show the arms of the Principality of Schwarzburg-Rudolfstadt.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996
Santiago Dotor, 22 Feb 2002
The banner was approved on 8 February 1995 and the arms were approved on 16 January 1995.
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