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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Sachsen-Anhalt
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Halle
Additions : 1900 Giebichenstein, Trotha, Kröllwitz; 1950 Ammendorf (19?? Beesen, Burg in der Aue, Osendorf, Planena, Radewell), Bruckdorf, Büschdorf, Dölau, Diemitz, Dautzsch, Kanena, Lettin, Mötzlich, Nietleben, Passendorf, Reideburg, Seeben, Tornau, Wörmlitz-Böllberg; 1990 Halle-Neustadt

Wappen von Halle an der Saale

Halle became a city in the 14th century. Before this two councils ruled the area, the 'mountain-council or Berggericht' and the 'valley-council or Talgericht'. Both already used the crescent and some stars in their seals, dating from the early 14th century. The oldest seal of the city itself dates from the end of the 14th century and shows the St. Mary with child on a throne. On both sides of the throne and below it, there are three shields with the present arms. The arms have not changed ever since.

Wappen von Halle an der Saale
Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Halle an der Saale
The arms as shown in the Coffee Hag albums from the 1920s

Literature : Papendieck, H. : Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996.

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