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Erbendorf City (Germany)

Stadt Erbendorf, Landkreis Tirschenreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Erbendorf city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2022
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Erbendorf City

Erbendorf Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2022

Erbendorf Coat of Arms

Shield Or, an eagle Sable, armed and tongued Gules and crowned by an elector´s hat proper.
Erbendorf had been already a market town in the 13th century and was first mentioned as a city in 1352, although it had afterwards again been called a town. In 1842 the title of a city was regained. It belonged to an imperial estate (German: Reichsgut) of the Staufen kin. The eagle thus is basically a one-headed imperial eagle. The first local seals from the 14th century displayed the eagle with an ornament on his head, shaped like a triplemount, which was replaced ba leafy coronet in the 16th century and since 1812 by an elector´s hat (German: Kurfürstenhut or simply Kurhut), a kind of coronet. A seal from 1790 and literature during the 19th century displayed the eagle sinister facing and without coronet. Since 1819 a white initial "E" was added upon the eagle´s breast. Klemens Stadler (1965) displayed the eagle crowned, armed and tongued golden. It is unknown, when the city rights and the right to use proper seals and arms were granted. The grants had been either given by the Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa, by Emperor Karl IV or by his son King Wenzel (in 1382). The colours of the banner are those of the Holy Roman Empire and of the Staufen kin as well.
1) Stadler 1965 p.47
2) "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz," Regensburg 1991, pp.174-175
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2022

The colours of the banner and the arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 26 June 2022

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