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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HAMMELBURG

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Bad Kissingen (until 1973 Hammelburg)

Wappen von Hammelburg

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on June 8, 1955.

Hammelburg was a city ruled by the Bishops of Fulda. The oldest seals of the city, which date from 1283-1360 thus show St. Bonifacius on a throne. St. Bonifacius is the patron saint of Fulda. In the 15th century two small shields were added with the cross of Fulda and a canting castle on a mountain. At the same time the arms developed separate from the seals. The arms also show the cross of Fulda, but instead of a castle, the lilies of St. Simplicius were added. The latter is the second patron saint of Fulda and the city.

Wappen von Hammelburg
Local emergency money from 1918
Wappen von Hammelburg
The arms as shown in the 1920s.

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



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