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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Waldeck-Frankenberg (until 1972 Waldeck)
Incorporated into : 1971 Lichtenfels

Sachsenberg received city rights before 1250. The oldest seal dates from the same time and shows a wooden fence or wall with three towers. The second seal already showed the above arms, which are a combination of the star of Waldeck and a winged bull. The latter is the symbol of St. Luke, patron saint of the city. Later seals and images all show the same composition, even though the bull is sometimes misinterpreted as a griffin and the bull has changed from facing the viewer to facing right.

Impressions of the seals from 1265 and 1359.

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Nicolai, 1991

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