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by Stefan Schwoon
Coat-of-arms adopted 14 January 1975, flag adopted 13 September 1984
Red-yellow stripes, 13.09.1984. Sources: Linder and Schmidt 2000, arms image from Linder and Olzog 1996.
Stefan Schwoon, 12 October 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms were granted on January 14, 1975.
The crosier and the quartered shield refer to the two former rulers in the county, the Bishops of Eichstätt and the Markgraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach, from the Hohenzollern dynasty. The rose in the base of the shield symbolises the Free City of Roth, where people could apply for Imperial asylum during several centuries.
Literature: Linder and Olzog 1996.
Santiago Dotor, 4 February 2004