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image by Stefan Schwoon
Black-yellow-black banner [hanging flag] with the arms. Sources: flag from Staack 1997, arms from Stadler 1964-1971.
Stefan Schwoon, 7 March 2001
From Ralf Hartemink's International Civic Arms website:
The arms are a combination of the lion of the Pfalz and the arms of the Wittelsbach family (see the arms of Bavaria). The city was a possession of the Wittelsbach family, who were also Counts of the Palatinate. Amberg became a city at the end of the 13th century. The arms first appear on the seals in the 14th century. (...) The arms have not changed ever since. (...)
Literature: Stadler 1964-1971.
Santiago Dotor, 31 January 2002