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Ostelsheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Ostelsheim, Landkreis Calw, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: information confirmed by Jörg Majewski
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2018

Ostelsheim Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or a demi-lion Sable, armed and tongued Argent; beneath Sable a four spokes wheel Or.
Local rulers had been the Counts of Calw, later the sovereignty was divided between the Palatine Counts of Tübingen and until 1282 the Counts of Vaihingen, a branch line of the Counts of Calw. In 1357 the village became a part of Württemberg. In 1439 also the church was sold to Württemberg by Reverend Hans Söler of Richtenberg. Local seals at least since 1930 just displayed an initial "O" flanked by two crossed palm fronds. The current arms are based on the family arms of the Söler kin, which displayed in a shield, parted per fess of Or and Sable, a crowned lion in counterchanged colours. The lion is also considered to allude to the Counts of Calw. The wheel was a local symbol of Ostelsheim.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2018

The arms were approved on 20 February 1948 by Minister of Interior of Württemberg-Hohenzollern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Nov 2018

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