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Thierstein Market Town (Germany)

Markt Thierstein, Landkreis Wunsiedel im Fichtelgebirge, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-15 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Thierstein town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 Aug 2020
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Thierstein Market Town

Thierstein Banner

It is a banner quartered of white and black with centred arms and an additional embowed yellow inscription "THIERSTEIN" beneath the shield.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

Thierstein Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a sinister facing hind salient Or, issuant from base a mount of boulders Argent, charged with an inescutcheon quartered of Argent and Sable.
The hind in literature always is referred to as "the animal" (German: "das Tier"), and is thus canting.The pattern with hind and mount is known from local seals since 1518. The shield of the Zollern kin there had been in base as part of the circumscription. The ensemble was canting and called "the animal over the stones" (German: "das Tier über den Steinen"). The (current) pattern also appeared on a seal from the 17th century and an almanac of arms from 1767, Since 1819 the inescutcheon had the Bavarian tinctures blue and white, the Zollern colours were restored already in the 19th century.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.76
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

The arms are in use since the 16th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 Aug 2020

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