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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Ansbach (until 1973 Feuchtwangen)
Additions : 1972 Neunstetten, Rauenzell, Stadel

Wappen von Herrieden

The oldest known seal of the city, dating from around 1350, already shows already the hare and crosier. The town had grown around the Herrieden Abbey, hence the crosier. The old name of the Abbey was Hasenried, and the hare is thus a canting element (Hase). The crosier also indicates the fact that the city was a possession of the Bishops of Eichstätt until 1803.

Wappen von Herrieden
The arms as shown in the Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes

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