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Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
The arms are based on the oldest known seal of the village, known from 1781-1788. The key is the symbol of St. Peter, the local patron saint. The colours are those of Nassau, as the village belonged to Nassau from 1326 until the 17th century and again in the 18th century. The seals made in the 19th century simply showed the name of the village.
Literature : Hessisches Wappenbuch, 1956