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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

SCHWARZENBORN

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Schwalm-Eder Kreis (until 1972 Ziegenhain)

Origin/meaning:
The arms already appear on the oldest known seal of the city, known since 1329. The original seal showed the complete arms of the Counts of Ziegenhain, i.e. with a divided breastshield, with the star in the upper half (see Neukirchen). In the 16th century the goat-eagle was placed under a chief with the star, the small shield disappeared. The above arms are known since 1621.

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



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