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Riegel on Kaiserstuhl Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Riegel am Kaiserstuhl, Landkreis Emmendingen, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2019-01-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: riegel(kaiserstuhl) | roman(head) | pagan(head) | regulus |
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Riegel on Kaiserstuhl Municipality

Riegel on Kaiserstuhl Banner

It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: here
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2019

Riegel on Kaiserstuhl Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, a Roman's head Or with a wreath of laurel Vert in his hair.
Riegel is a very old settlement and exists more than 1250 years. The name might be derived from "regulus", i.e. a little king. The current pattern of the arms was depicted already in the oldest known local court seal from 1531, sometimes placed on a shield. A dade from 1591 describes the pattern as a "pagan's head". The Roman past of the village was discovered in the 19th century due to archeological excavation finds. Those finds revived the legend of a pagan city, ruled by a regulus. His half length portrait is said to be the charge of the local arms.
Source: Landeskundliches Informationssystem Baden-Württemberg
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2019

The current version of the arms was fixed in 1895. The banner was approved on 2 August 1989 by the county administration, published in GABl 1035/1990. The current name was adopted on 1 January 1997, published in GABl 319/1997.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Jan 2019

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