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Rieneck City (Germany)

Stadt Rieneck, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rieneck city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022
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Rieneck Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Rieneck Coat of Arms

Shield quartered, 1st and 4th quarter Or three chevrons Gules, 2nd and 4th quarter barry of ten of Or and Gules, in centre over all a 6-spokes wheel Argent.
The barry shield displays the arms of the Counts of Rieneck, whose ancestral seat had been the local castle since 1179. The counts granted city rights around 1250. The chevrons are displaying the arms of the Counts of Hanau, successors of the Rieneck kin. The wheel is representing the Archbishopric of Mainz, to which the city belonged between 1366 and 1803. The shield was decorated by a comital coronet for a long time. In literature the arms in historical tinctures are displayed since 1898.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.51
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

Banner and arms have never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 Feb 2022

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