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Abtsbessingen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Abtsbessingen, Kyffhäuserkreis, Thüringen

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[Abtsbessingen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2022
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Abtsbessingen Municipality

Abtsbessingen Banner

It is a yellow-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2022

Abtsbessingen Coat of Arms

Shield Or, an abbot Argent dressed by a frock Sable and shoes Argent, holding a chalice Argent by his sinister arm and giving blessings by his dexter arm, in dexter chief two 6-point stars Azure in fess.
The abbot (German: Abt) is canting. He appeared on local seals since 1739 and on a stamp from 1900. The pattern changed in details. The stars are a representation of the former municipalities of Abstbessingen and Billeben, which had been incorporated on 1 July 1950.
Source: Hartmut Ulle :"Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch", vol.2, Erfurt 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 8 June 1994.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Oct 2022

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