Schaafheim

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SCHAAFHEIM

State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Darmstadt-Dieburg (until 1975 Dieburg)
Additions : 1971 Schlierbach; 1977 Radheim, Mosbach

Wappen von Schaafheim

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms are known since the late 16th century, and the colours are known since the 17th century.
The upper part of the arms shows the arms of the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg, who ruled the area for many centuries. The lower part shows a Paschal Lamb (Agnus Dei), a canting symbol (Schaf = sheep), standing on a wolf-iron. The latter is most likely the old village symbol.

As the original arms on the seal showed a complicated composition, a simplified version of the arms was proposed in 1956, see below.

Wappen von Schaafheim

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Schaafheim

The proposal from 1956


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes: Hessisches Wappenbuch, 1956