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Großbardorf Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Großbardorf, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Großbardorf municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 7 Nov 2021
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Großbardorf Municipality

Großbardorf Banner

It is a green-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

Großbardorf Coat of Arms

Shield Gules an andiron pall Argent; mantled, at dexter Sable a fess Argent with a 6-point star of the same in canton, at sinister Or a dragon rampant Vert spitting flames Gules.
The andiron pall is taken from the arms of the Counts of Wildberg. Their existence in the Grabfeld area is proven in the 12th century. They died out in 1304. The dexter part of the mantle displays the family arms of the Lords of Bardorf. They had been commissionaires of the Counts of Wildberg and the Counts of Henneberg between the 13th century and the middle of the 14th century. The dragon is an attribute of St. Margaret, the local patron saint. The saint was already displayed on a local seal from the 19th century. The tinctures golden and green are those of the Counts of Henneberg. They ruled Großbardorf since 1305 and sold it in 1354 to the Bishopric of Würzburg. The tinctures red and white are those of the bishopric.
Source: Klaus Reder: Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch, CD-R, Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 28 November 1988 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 Nov 2021

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