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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) : Harz until 2009 Quedlinburg
Additions : 2009 Dankerode, Güntersberge, Königerode, Schielo, Siptenfelde, Straßberg (Harz); 2010 Neudorf (Harz)
Verwaltungsgemeinschaft : until 2009 Unterharz
The arms were officially granted on November 19, 2010.
I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !
The previous arms were granted on June 5, 2008.
The arms show a fortified city with three towers, on the middle one a small shield with the arms of Anhalt. The composition of these arms already appeared on the medieval seals of the city, known from 1377 and 1381.
Emergency money from 1921
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Bensing et al; 1984