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Pfaffenhausen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Pfaffenhausen, Landkreis Unterallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pfaffenhausen town banner]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022
[Pfaffenhausen town banner w/ small shield]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

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Pfaffenhausen Market Town

Pfaffenhausen Banner

It is a black-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top and edited in a normal size (see left image above) or a small size hardly exceeding the white stripe (see right image above).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

Pfaffenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess of Argent and Azure, charged with a lozenge parted per fess of Sable and Argent.
The town applied for a proper coat of arms in 1835, based on the personal arms of Knight Jakob of Pfaffenhausen, local ruler at the beginning of the 14th century. The municipality made a draft in Bavarian tinctures white and blue and a lozenge coloured arbitrarily. Furthermore the draft was parted per fess, while the seal of the knight from 1335 was parted per pale. The colours of the banner are a repetition of the tinctures of the shield. During the 19th century the tinctures changed a few times, especially the new edition of the roll of arms of Siebmacher (1856) displayed the lozenge in Bavarian tinctures.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

The arms were granted on 31 March 1836 by King Ludwig I of Bayern. The banner probably is in use without approval.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Mar 2022

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