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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HATTERSHEIM

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Main-Taunus-Kreis

Origin/meaning:
The above arms were granted in 1963. The arms are derived from the seal of Knight Rupert von Heydersheim from 1248. The fleur-de-lis is at the time also the symbol for St. Mary, who appeared on the local seal in 1675. Below St. Mary was the wheel of the State of Mainz, to which the village belonged at the time. The colours are symbolising the former rulers in the area; silver and red for the State of Mainz, silver red and blue for Hessen, blue for Falkenstein and Nassau.
In the 1950s the seal of 1675 was the base for the design below, where the saint was replaced by a fleur-de-lis.

Literature : Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.



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