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Geroldsgrün Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Geroldsgrün, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Geroldsgrün municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2021
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Geroldsgrün Municipality

Geroldsgrün Banner

It is a green-yellow-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2021

Geroldsgrün Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Argent a demi-eagle issuant Gules, beneath Vert an ore hammer Or.
The eagle is a differentiation of the arms of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, who ruled the village until 1791. The ore hammer is referring to local mining, as there had been two ore hammers and a smelter in the village since the 17th century. The green (German: grün) colour is canting.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.205
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2021

The banner was approved on 28 July 1959 by Minister of Interior of Bayern and the arms were approved on 14 January 1955 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Aug 2021

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