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Pappenheim City (Germany)

Gemeinde Pappenheim, Landkreis Weißenburg-Gunzenhausen, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pappenheim city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Sept 2021
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Pappenheim City

Pappenheim Banner

It is a green-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Sept 2021

Pappenheim Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a sinister facing helmet Argent, crested with a negro head Sable with scarf Or and headband Gules.
The oldest seal from 1335 already displayed a head with a shuddering headband, the symbol of the name giving Marshals of Pappenheim. The current arms are based on the second seal in use since around 1340, made of bronze, which displayed the head sinister facing as crest of a helmet. It was used as main city seal until the 18th century. Later seals displayed only the torso of a negro. Siebmacher (1856) displayed erroneously a negro woman with a long plait.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.38
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Sept 2021

The colours of the banner and the arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Sept 2021

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