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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

KAMENZ

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Bautzen (until 2008 Kamenz)
Additions : 1935 Jesau; 1973 Thonberg, Wiesa; 1999 Bernbruch, Deutschbaselitz, Lückersdorf-Gelenau, Zschornau-Schiedel

Wappen von Kamenz

Origin/meaning:
The arms show a typical medieval design of a city wall with hornblowers and the arms of the local ruler. The composition already appeared on the seal of the city from 1346. The small shield at the time showed the arms of the Lords of Kamenz (wing, see the district arms). Later seals show the lion of Bohemia, as the city became part of the Kingdom of Bohemia. The smaller seals of the city in the late 15th century only used the lion.

Wappen von Kamenz
Local emergency money from 1921
Wappen von Kamenz
The arms as shown in the 1920s.

Literature : Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Benzing et al, 1984



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