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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Bayern
District (Kreis) : Rhön-Grabfeld (until 1972 Mellrichstadt)

Wappen von Ostheim vor der Rhön

The arms were granted on December 20, 1586 by the Dukes Johann Casimir and Johann Ernst von Sachsen. The arms show a gate with between the towers a lion, holding the green trefoil-ring of Sachsen. The lion most likely is the lion of Meissen.

Wappen von Ostheim vor der Rhön
Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Ostheim vor der Rhön
The arms as shown by Hupp in the 1920s

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

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