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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

GREDING

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Roth (until 1973 Hilpoltstein)

Origin/meaning:
Before the granting of city rights in 1375 Greding belonged to Eichstätt since 1311. Before 1311 it was part of a large estate of the German Kings. The seals thus showed in the 14th century the German King sitting on a throne. Since 1430 the figure has turned into a woman, which may have had a canting origin (Gretel or girl). In 1490 she is shown as St. Margaret, holding a palm leaf. Around 1720 she was said to be the wife of Emperor Heinrich VII, or even as the wife of the local major. The present arms show again a female figure and are based on the 15th century seal.

Hupp showed in the 1920s the same arms, but in different colours:

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s



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