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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

MIEHLEN

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Rhein-Lahnkreis (until 1969 Loreleykreis)

Origin/meaning:
The arms were granted on July 12, 1950.
The arms are a combination of the arms of two families, the rose of the Von Miehlen family and the chief of the Von Liebenstein family, who also named themselves Von Miehlen, but who were not related to the former family. The rose also refers to the name Rosa domus Nassoica (rose of the House of Nassau), as the village was named in a document from 1644.
The oldest seal of the town dates from 1563 and shows in a quartered shield the lions of Nassau (first and fourth quarter) and the lion of Nassau-Saarbrücken (second and third quarter), as the town belonged to Nassau since the 14th century.

Literature : Hessisches Wappenbuch, 1956



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