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Gunzenhausen City (Germany)

Stadt Gunzenhausen, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2021
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It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top. The shield is either classical (see left image above) or a Renaissance shield fimbriated Or (see right image above).
Sources: this online catalogue and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2021

Gunzenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, over a bar wavy Argent in base the half timber construction Or of a house.
Gunzenhausen was first mentioned as a city in 1349 and was acquired by the Burgraves of Nürnberg<7i> from the Zollern kin in 1368. The half timber construction, often blasoned as a house, is a canting element. It appeared first on a local seal with prints since 1402. Later depictions showed the perspective view of a complete house. The bar wavy, representing the Altmühl River, was added in the 19th century. In 1937 the house was replaced by the half timber construction from the first seal.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.66
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2021

The arms are in use since the 14th century.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Sep 2021

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