|Heraldry of the World (Wappen der Welt)|
Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Donau-Ries (until 1972 free urban district)
Additions : 1972 Herkheim, Holheim, Kleinerdlingen, Nähermemmingen; 1973 Löpsingen; 1976 Großelfingen, Pfäfflingen; 1978 Baldingen, Dürrenzimmern, Schmähingen
(de) In Gold ein golden gekrönter und golden bewehrter schwarzer Adler mit roter Zunge
The oldest seal of the Imperial city, known from 1270-1415 already shows the Imperal eagle. From 1445 onwards the eagle became crowned and in some 16th century seals the town's initial N was added on the breast of the eagle. The colours are known since 1420. The arms were used until 1811 when totally new arms were granted. These arms showed a divided shield of silver and black, with five blue diamonds (derived from the arms of Bayern) and a star, which symbolises the Pole star (Nordstern). In 1863 the historical arms were restored.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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