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Gangkofen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Gangkofen, Landkreis Rottal-Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-02-19 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gangkofen town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2022
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Gangkofen Market Town

Gangkofen Banner

It is a white-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2022

Gangkofen Coat of Arms

Shield Sable three fleur-de-lis Argent ordered 2:1, chief bendy of four of Argent and Azure.
The chief according to its grant is consisting of four lozenges and thus considered to be a differentiation of the arms of the Dukes of Bayern-Landshut. The meaning of the fleur-de-lis is unknown. Probably they are alluding to a local commandery of the Teutonic Order. Arms and seals remained basically the same since 1556, when the first print of a town seal was proven. During the 16th century the chief sometimes is parted sinister bendy.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.56
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2022

The banner has never been approved officially. The arms were granted on 18 December 1450 by Duke Ludwig IX the Rich of Bayern-Landshut.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Feb 2022

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