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City of Xanten (Germany)

Stadt Xanten, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Xanten banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2010 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is a black - white - black vertical triband. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: 2(4) 2nd sentence of Hauptsatzung of the city of Xanten, version 22 October 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2010

Triband reported 1972

[Xanten triband 1972] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007

Description of flag:
It is a horizontal black over white over black triband.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Jun 2007

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
In a silver(=white) field are two black keys crossed saltirishly. Above the keys is a small black, Greek cross. The shield has a black bordure superimposed by eleven golden(=yellow) balls.
Meaning:
According to source the pattern is based upon the 2nd main seal of the city, dated about 1320. The keys are attributes of St.Peter, the patron of the archbishopric and electorate of Köln. Probably also the black cross is alluding to the archbishopric. The balls, which had been silver until 1953 probably are local distinguishing marks.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Jul 2010


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