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Hardegsen City (Germany)

Stadt Hardegsen, Landkreis Northeim, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a blue over white horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2017

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Hardegsen plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a blue over white horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.46
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Azure, a prancing horse Argent.
To Hardegsen city rights were granted in 1383 by Duke Otto of Braunschweig-Göttingen, but the horse already appears on a slightly older seal of the city. At first the horse was displayed without shield. All later seals and images since 1633 displayed the horse on a shield , sometimes sinister facing. The shield had been oval, was decorated by leaves and a motto in two scrolls reading in Latin: "recte faciendo neminem timeas" (= doing right you shouldn't fear anybody) and "audiatur et altera pars" (it should be heard by the other part(y)). The colours were first mentioned in 1891 by H.Ahrens. The nowadays horse sometimes is considered to be the Lower Saxonian horse.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.46
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 June 2017

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