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Idstein City (Germany)

Stadt Idstein, Rheingau-Taunus-Kreis, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Idstein city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2006 See also:

Idstein City

It is a blue-orange vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
inhabitants 22,828
Rheingau-Taunus County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approval unknown
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.53
Jörg Majewski, 18 Aug 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, issuant from base an embattled wall Or, masoned Sable with two open ports having a portcullis Sable each. The wall is crowned by two embattled towers Or roofed Gules. Between both ports is an inescutcheon Azure, charged with a lion rampant Or, armed and tongued Gules, surrounded by six billets Or.
The arms are based on the seals used from 1536 until the 19th century. The small shield displays the arms of the Counts of Nassau, who ruled the city for a long time, and who granted city rights in 1287. The oldest seals, known since the late 13th century and used until the 16th century, only displayed the arms of Nassau. Blue and orange are the colours of Nassau.
The arms were approved in 1908, but had been considered as quasi arms since the 17th century.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.53
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 3 May 2017

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