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City of Weiden (Germany)

Stadt Weiden, Oberpfalz District, Bavaria

Last modified: 2014-03-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Weiden id OPf plain banner (Germany)]
image by Stefan Schwoon, 7 Mar 2001
[Weiden id OPf city banner (Germany)]
image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2014

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According to Stadler 1968, p.91, the colours of the city are green and red.

Stefan Schwoon, 7 Mar 2001

The arms were officially granted in 1510 from Prince Ludwig of the Palatinate. Previously the city only used a seal with the canting willow (Weide). The new arms combined the tree with the lion of the Palatinate, and the lozenges of the Wittelsbach dynasty, Princes of the Palatinate. All later seals and arms show the same composition, the colours of the lower half, however, were often shown as green in silver.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.91
Santiago Dotor, 31 Jan 2002

The field below, a green willow (German: Weide) in a red field on a green triple mount is a canting element. The fields above, a golden lion in black (right) and a field lozengy of silver and blue (left) are alluding to the branches of the Wittelsbach kin. The fields were added in 1510 and granted by Elector Ludwig and Palatine Count Friedrich. On the banner a white inscription "STADT WEIDEN i.d.OPf." is added beneath the arms. The shield on banner has a white fimbriation.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.91
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Mar 2014

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