Coswig (Anhalt)

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State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) : Wittenberg (1994-2007 Anhalt-Zerbst, until 1994 Rosslau)
Additions : 2004 Zieko; 2008 Wörpen (1950 Wahlsdorf); 2009 Buko, Cobbelsdorf (1964 Pülzig), Düben, Hundeluft, Jeber-Bergfrieden (1950 Weiden), Klieken (1965 Buro), Köselitz, Möllensdorf, Ragösen (1950 Krakau), Senst, Serno (1950 Göritz, Grochewitz); 2010 Bräsen, Stackelitz, Thießen (1999 Luko)

Wappen von Coswig (Anhalt)

Official blazon



The meaning of the arms is not quite clear. According to the Historie des Fürstentums Anhalt (Wittenberg, 1710), the figure should be Princess Cordula von Anhalt, who resided in the city in 1475. The composition, however, already appeared on the oldest seal of the city, dating from 1325. The small shield shows the arms of Brandenburg (eagle) and Sachsen (bars), the original arms of the Princes of Anhalt. The helmet is described as a symbol for protection. The stars are probably only decoration.

The arms at present (granted in 1995) have a blue field, but in 1984 they were described with a red backgrounds, see below.
Wappen von Coswig (Anhalt)

In the 1920s Hupp showed the arms in blue, but with a different small shield, namely a combination of Meissen and Brandenburg, see below

Seal of Coswig (Anhalt)

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Coswig (Anhalt)

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

Literature : Bensing et al; 1984; new image from; Kaffee Hag albums, 1930s.


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