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Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
German Civic Heraldry

SIMMERN

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Rhein-Hunsrück Kreis (until 1969 Simmern)

Origin/meaning:
Simmern was a possession of the Counts of the Rau until 1358, when it became a possession of the Wittelsbach family, Counts of the Pfalz. In 1555 Simmern received city rights. The arms were granted in 1901 and are based on the oldest known seal of the city, dating from the late 14th century. The upper half shows the lion of the Pfalz, the lower the diamonds of the Wittelsbach family.

Hupp showed the arms in the 1920s in a slightly different composition, with an uncrowned lion:

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



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