Last modified: 2016-10-31 by klaus-michael schneider
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5:9 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Oct 2007
Description of coat of arms:
Shield Or, a fess Gules crowned by a cross patty of the same.
Gold and red are the colours of the Bishopric of Münster. The arms of Meppen are nearly the same, just the cross patty was added as a distinguishing mark. Meppen gained city rights in 1360, granted by Bishop Adolf of Münster. The bishops bought the region from the Counts of Ravensberg in 1252. A seal was first mentioned in 1383 and its existence had been proven since 1483 by copies. Stadler 1970, p.59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Jan 2016
Description of flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a white over blue horizontal bicolour.
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2011
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