Matrei in Osttirol

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MATREI IN OSTTIROL (previously WIndisch-Matrei)

State : Tirol
District : Lienz

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Origin/meaning

The arms show the local patron saint, St. Alban of Mainz. The arms were granted in 1691 as a seal showing the saint as a Roman knight, which is St. Alban of England. This was later corrected.

The arms have thus been in use since 1691, but have not officially been granted.

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The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
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The preivous version of the arms


Literature : Köfler and Beimrohr, 1995