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City of Moers (Germany)

Stadt Moers, Kreis Wesel, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-09-06 by klaus-michael schneider
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Banner

Description of banner:
It is a black - yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
2(3) of Hauptsatzung of the city of Moers, version 18 September 1992, updated on 7 May 2008
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2010

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per pale. On the dexter side is a red embattled tower with a black portcullis in a silver(=white) field. The sinister side shows a golden(=yellow) field divided by a black bar.
Meaning:
According to source the lords of Moers gained the title of a count at the end of 12th century. A settlement established near their castle gained the rights of a city by king Albrecht I. in 1300. The coat of arms of the counts was the golden shield with black bar. In the early seals of the city since 14th century the tower appeared either side by side with the shield or topped by the shield. The current design was in use since 17th century. The painting of Hupp: "Deutsche Ortswappen" showed the tower having a blue gate without portcullis. I chose the version from the city's webpage.
Special thanks to Mr. Dieter Nowacki from central services department of the city.
Source: Stadler 1972, p.70
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Sep 2010


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