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Ronsberg Market Town (Germany)

Markt Ronsberg, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-26 by klaus-michael schneider
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Ronsberg Market Town

Ronsberg Banner

It is a blue vertical monocolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2020

Ronsberg Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a lion rampant Or, holding a jousting lance bendy of Azure and Argent with a banner of the same at its finial.
A town seal from 1441 displayed a lion rampant in a shield and a circumscription "S. CIVIVM OPIDI IN RVN SPERG". The lion was crowned on a seal from the 16th century. The lion is a differentiation the family arms of the Margraves of Ronsberg, first mentioned in 1130 and died out in 1212. The family arms displayed a crowned white lion in a blue shield. The lion in the current arms is that one of the Counts of Eppan. After Margrave Berchtold von Ronsberg died in 1212 without any children, one of his sisters was married to Count Egno of Eppen-Ulten.
Source: Aegidius Kolb and Ewald Kohler (editors): "Ostallgäu, Einst und Jetzt", Marktoberdorf 1984, pp.1200-1203
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2020

The arms were granted on 8 June 1813 by King Max I Joseph of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2020

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