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Hohenwart Market Town (Germany)

Markt Hohenwart, Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hohenwart town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 25 Nov 2021
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Hohenwart Market Town

Hohenwart Banner

It is a blue-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2021

Hohenwart Coat of Arms

Shield Or, St. George in armour Azure with skirt and shield Argent and lance Gules, mounted on a sinister facing horse forcene Sable bridled Gules, killing a sinister facing dragon reguardant Vert in base on a mount of the same.
St. George originally had been the patron saint of the Benedictine Hohenwart Nunnery and became later also patron of the town. The oldest seal, mentioned in 1349 with existence proven by prints since 1374, displayed the saint statant with lance and cross on shield but without dragon. The current pattern was introduced in 1606 and remainded basically the same with one exception. Apian (1562/1568) described the arms mysteriously as "Argent an embattled tower Azure on top of a triplemount Gules". On banner the arms are placed on a Renaissance cartouche with red edges.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.77
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2021

The arms were granted on 17 October 1606 by Duke Maximilian I of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2021

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