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City of Coesfeld (Germany)

Stadt Coesfeld, Kreis Coesfeld, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Coesfeld banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2011 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a red - yellow vertical bicolour. In a yellow bannerhead is a red cow's head wearing a yellow headstall, below is a black Gothic (German Fraktur letters) inscription "Coesfeld (Westf.)".
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.365
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2011

According to source the cow's head is canting (Lower German: ko means "cow"). The image appeared first on seals in 1292 and on coins since 1578. The colours red and yellow have been taken from the arms of the bishopric of Münster.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.111-112
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jul 2011

The coat of arms is in use since 1500, the banner never has been approved officially.

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