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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

KÖSSLARN

State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Passau (until 1972 Griesbach im Rottal)

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted in 1488 by Duke George the Rich of Bayern-Landshut. The boar's head is most likely derived from the arms of the Eberspeck family (Eber=boar). In 1467 Hans Eberspeck, vicar of Passau, bought the land on which the local church was built. All seals and later images have shown the arms as above, with the exception of some 19th century images, where the field was shown in gold.

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



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