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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry


State : Thüringen
District (Kreis) : Unstrut-Hainich Kreis

The arms are known since 1627. The arms show a magical pentagramme. The pentagramme is a symbol to bind or expel certain powers. It should for example expel war and fire. The symbol probably was chosen as a symbol to avoid the 30-years war that raged in Germany at the time, and which reached Schlotheim in 1626.
The arms have been often shown as personal arms, with a helmet and mantling of green and silver. As a crest a castle was used.

In 1984 the arms were shown with 6 stars in and around the star, which, according to the source was identical to the 17th century seals of the city (see below). Hupp showed in the 1920s the arms identical to the present arms, without stars.

Literature : Ulle, 1998; Benzing et al. 1984

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