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KLINGENBERG AM MAIN

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Miltenberg (until 1973 Obernburg)

Origin/meaning:
The arms show the wheel of Mainz over a three-topped mountain, which probably is a canting symbol. The city was part of the State of Mainz since 1505. The earliest known seals of the city date from the middle of the 16th century and show the whole wheel over the mountain. In 1822 for some reason the arms were changed. The colours of the wheel were changed and only half a wheel was shown. In the middle of the 19th century the blue head was added. The present arms are similar to the arms from the last century, but the city also makes use of a seal without the head and with the whole wheel shown as red, see image below:

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



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