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Bischofsheim (Mainspitze) Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Bischofsheim, Landkreis Groß-Gerau, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bischofsheim (Mainspitze) banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 13 June 2006
approved 25 October 1973 See also:

Bischofsheim municipality

The banner is quartered off-centred of red and white. The coat of arms is upon the common point of all quarters.
inhabitants 12,279
Groß-Gerau County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 25 October 1973
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 13 June 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Azure a demi-lion barry of six of Argent and Gules,armed and tongued Or; beneath Argent a pair of glasses Sable.
The demi-lion is a modification of the arms of Hesse. The origin of the glasses is not known. They first appear in seals from the 16th century and are used ever afterwards in images, seals and boundary stones. Otto Hupp has suggested that the glasses are derived from the arms of the Archbishopric of Mainz, as the area was part of Mainz. But that's not for sure. The lion as a symbol for Hesse appeared first in 1722.
The arms were approved in 1926.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.23
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Apr 2017

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