Cham (Oberpfalz)

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CHAM

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Cham
Additions: 1946 Katzberg (partly); 1972 Altenmarkt, Loibling (1946 Katzberg (partly)), Penting (partly), Rhanwalting (partly), Thierlstein; 1978 Chammünster, Windischbergerdorf

Wappen von Cham (Oberpfalz)

Official blazon

(de) Unter Schildhaupt mit den bayerischen Rauten, belegt mit zwei schräg gekreuzten silbernen Schwertern mit goldenen Griffen, in Rot zwischen zwei silbernen Zinnentürmen eine Zinnenmauer, die mit einem roten Schild belegt ist, darin ein silberner Kamm.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1809 by King Max I Joseph of Bayern and confirmed in 1985.

The oldest seals of the city, dating from the 13th century, already showed a castle gate with in the gate a canting comb (Kamm). Above the shield the seals showed the crest of the Margraves of Cham-Vohburg. Later, when the city had become a possession of the Wittelsbach family, Dukes of Bayern, the seals showed the same arms, but now with the Wittelsbach crest.
On the smaller seals of the city only a shield with the comb was used.
The chief with the swords was added only in 1809. The diamonds in the chief are derived from the arms of the Wittelsbach family.

Wappen von Cham (Oberpfalz)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925


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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.


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