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Marth Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Marth, Kreis Eichsfeld, Thuringia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Marth Municipality

Marth Banner

It is a blue-yellow-blue vertical tricolour, divided 1:4:1 with coat of arms shifted to the top within the yellow stripe.
Sources: Stefan Schwoon's database and 2(2) of Hauptsatzung of Marth, version 17 November 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016

Marth Coat of Arms

The shield is blue, displaying a silver castle masoned black, with embattled wall and embattled central tower; issuant from wall are two golden halberds, one at either side. Issuant from base is a red mount, charged with a silver 6-spokes wheel, filling the port of the castle completely.
Meaning:
The wheel is referring to the Archbishops of Mainz, the former rulers. At least until 1997 existed a completely different coat of arms with a bordure, uncoloured however and displaying a herald of the Archbishop of Mainz, recognizable by his pennant and shield, both displaying the wheel of Mainz. That herald also appeared on local seals until 1953 and from 1991 to 1994.
Sources: "Wappen und Siegel der Städte und Gemeinden des Landkreises Eichsfeld", edited by Kultur und Sportamt des Landkreises Eichsfeld, Duderstadt 1997, p.89 and 2(1) of Hauptsatzung of Marth, version 17 November 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


Presentation of Marth

Marth had 339 inhabitants in 2015 and covers 4.9 km². The municipality was first mentioned in 1254.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Oct 2016


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