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Ronneburg City (Germany)

Stadt Ronneburg, Landkreis Greiz, Thüringen

Last modified: 2021-05-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ronneburg (Thüringen) city flag] 3:5 image by Stefan Schwoon, 4 Oct 2016 See also:


Ronneburg Flag

It is a black-yellow horizontal bicolour with centred coat of arms.
Source: Stefan Schwoon's database
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2016

Ronneburg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, bove Sable a demi-lion issuant Or, armed and tongued Gules; beneath Argent hammer and mallet, topped by a weaver's shuttle in fess, all Sable.
The lion is derived from the arms of the Reeves of Weida, who had large possessions in the area for many centuries. The lower half shows a shuttle which is symbolising the Schnallensturm (a revolt of textiles workers in 1841 against introduction of new power-looms). The miner's tools are symbolising the importance of mining in the area. Until the 17th century the local seals show an empty lower half of the shield. Later the seals showed some wall-like structure, which in the 19th century turned to a chequered shield. The arms were adopted in 1981.
Source: Hartmut Ulle: "Neues Thüringer Wappenbuch", vol.3, Erfurt 1998
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Oct 2016

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