Coburg (Bayern)

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COBURG

State : Bayern
Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Coburg
Additions : 1934 Cortendorf, Ketschendorf, Neuses, Wüstenahorn; 1972 Beiersdorf, Creidlitz, Löbelstein, Lützelbuch, Rögen, Scheuerfeld, Seidmannsdorf; 1976 Neudörfles, Neu- und Neershof; 1977 Bertelsdorf, Glend

Wappen von Coburg (Bayern)

Official blazon

(de) In Gold ein schwarzer Mohrenkopf mit goldenem Ohrring.

Origin/meaning

The arms show the head of St. Mauritius, the patron saint of the city. The arms first appear in the early 16th century, but it was already used as a symbol for the city on coins from the early 14th century. The seals showed the arms of the rulers of the city, first the Counts of Henneberg and later the Counts of Meissen. The present image is practically unchanged since the 16th century.
Seal of Coburg (Bayern)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Coburg (Bayern)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Coburg (Bayern)

The arms as shown in a late 1930s book
Wappen von Coburg (Bayern)

The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum

On November 10, 1934 the city received new arms; divided of gold and black, with over the partition line a sword and a swastika, see below. These arms were used until 1945.

Wappen von Coburg (Bayern)

The arms from 1934-1945.

Use of the arms in the city :

Arms of Coburg (Bayern)

Manhole cover (source)
Arms of Coburg (Bayern)

At the entrance of a parking garage (source)


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O.: Kaffee Hag albums 1920/30s

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