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Weinsberg City (Germany)

Stadt Weinsberg, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-11-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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Weinsberg City

Weinsberg Banner

It is a blue-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2018

Weinsberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale; at dexter Argent a demi-eagle Sable, couped per pale and armed and tongued Gules; at sinister Azure, issuant from a mount Or in base a vine plant Or with three grapevines Or.
The eagle is reminding on the fact, that Weinsberg had been a Free Imperial City from 1417 to 1440.The sinister half is canting. The city was established during the rule of the Staufen kin in the Holy Roman Empire. Their vassals, the Lords of Weinsberg ruled the city until 1430. In 1440 it became a dominion of the Palatine Counts of Rhine, in 1504 of the Dukes of Württemberg. The first seal with prints since 1318 only displayed the vine plant. The secret seal from 1423 and later seals until the 18th century displayed the Imperial Eagle, either alone or connected with the vine plant (since 1521). They stress the efforts to regain the lost status of a free imperial city. Some arms displayed the vine plant in an inescutcheon upon the eagle's breast (1885). The current pattern was in use since the middle of the 19th century, and since then never changed.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.111
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 10 Nov 2018

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