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Gräfendorf Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gräfendorf, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gräfendorf municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022
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Gräfendorf Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

Gräfendorf Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Azure with bordure Argent a bend Argent charged with three annulets Azure, beneath parted per fess of Gules and Or with bordure Argent a watermill wheel in counterchanged tinctures.
The biggest part of the current municipality had been a possession of the Julius Hospital in Würzburg. The upper half displays the personal arms of Bishop Julius Echter of Mespelbrunn (1573 - 1617). His arms had also been arms of the hospital. The millwheel is alluding to the many watermills in the past alongside the Saale River. The tinctures red and golden had been those of the Lords of Thüngen, important manorial lords under the rule of the hospital.
Source: Günther Thoma: "Altlandkreis Gemünden", Würzburg 1983, pp.67-73
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 4 May 1981 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

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