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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

HOHENMÖLSEN

District (Kreis) : Weissenfels

State : Sachsen-Anhalt

Origin/meaning:
The upper half of the arms simply symbolises the fortified city. The lower half of the arms was probably added in 1284, when the city received the 'Market rights of St. Aegidius'. The symbols of St. Aegidium, patron saint of the hunt, are a hare and a dog. Until the mid 18th century the lower half of the arms showed a dog running after a hare. Probably by mistake the hare was replaced by a deer in the 18th century.

Literature : Bensing et al., 1984



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