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Neumark City (Germany)

Stadt Neumark, Landkreis Weimarer Land, Thüringen

Last modified: 2021-06-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neumark city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 9 June 2021
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Neumark City

Neumark City Banner

The banner is parted per saltire of red and white with centred arms and black inscription "STADT"above the shield and embowed black inscription "NEUMARK" beneath the shield.
Source: image provided by Jörg Majewski
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2021

Neumark City Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a castle Argent with windows and open port Sable and two towers with roofs Gules and a round gable between the towers, all flanked by two wreaths Vert and topped by a 6-point star Or.
The village was first mentioned in 1248 as Novum Forum, which means "Neuer Markt" (English: new market). It was fortified in 1281 and called a town (Latin: oppidum) in1324. It was sold to the City of Erfurt in 1326 and became a dominion of the Wettin kin in the middle of the 14th century. The castle is representing the status of a city. The wreaths are woad (Latin: Isatis tinctoria), a local plant, which was used for the production of a blue colourant. The star is just a decorating ornament. The arms are based on a seal of the local council from 1651 and appeared already in 1602 on the bell of the local parish church. The arms changed frequently in details.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.317-318
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2021

The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 9 June 2021

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