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Biberach upon Riß City Municipality (Germany)

Stadt Biberach an der Riß, Landkreis Biberach, Baden-Württemberg

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Biberach upon Riß City


It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2018

Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a beaver rampant Or crownwd of the same.
Biberach was already a city in 1240 and the oldest seal is known since 1258. The seal displayed the canting beaver (German: Biber) between a tree and the Imperial Eagle. In later seals the two animals were placed on two small shields flanking a bush. At the same time the beaver was placed in an inescutcheon upon the breast of the eagle. In 1488 Emperor Friedrich III granted new arms having the current pattern, just before the arms had displayed a blue beaver, crowned and armed red, on a silver shield. The eagle finally disappeared since 1802, after the city had become a dominion of Württemberg.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2018

The arms confirmed in 1962 by the city.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Sep 2018

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