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City of Trier (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)

Stadt Trier

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[City of Trier (Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany)]  image by Stefan Schwoon

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According to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Flaggenkunde website, the city of Trier has a yellow and red banner with the coat-of-arms in the middle.

Pascal Vagnat, 8 August 1999

I only have the information given in Stadler 1964-1972 (my translation):

The banner of the city (mentioned 1460, depicted 1480) contained the arms of St. Peter [Trier's coat-of-arms]. The colours of the city are yellow and red since the 19th century.

Stefan Schwoon, 28 February 2001

Keyser 1939-1974 has the following information on Trier (my translation):

Banner of the city: golden St. Peter with book and key in a red field (already around 1480). Colours of the city: since the 19th century yellow-red.
Stadler 1964-1972 has the same information, probably copied from Keyser 1939-1974.

Stefan Schwoon, 4 April 2001

From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:

Trier was already an important city in the Roman times and the seat of a bishop in the early Middle Ages. The patron saint of the city is St. Peter. (...) In the 14th century only St. Peter is used on the seals. All later seals show only St. Peter in different positions. The arms of the city, on the other hand, only showed a red cross on a white field, the arms of the State of Trier. To the arms two lions were added as supporters in 1337. Only in the last century the arms were replaced by the figure of St. Peter taken from the seals. The cross of the State of Trier are widely used, see also the arms of Rheinland-Pfalz.

Literature: Stadler 1964-1972.

Santiago Dotor, 12 April 2002