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Abtswind Market Town (Germany)

Markt Abtswind, Landkreis Kitzingen, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Abtswind town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Nov 2020
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Abtswind Market Town

Abtswind Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

Abtswind Coat of Arms

Shield Or a crozier issuant Sable in pale, superimposed by a fox salient Gules.
Probably the settlement was founded by the Münsterschwarzach Monastery. The monastery owned estates since 1281. These were acquired by the Fuchs of Dornheim kin during the 16th century, together with co-heirs (German: Ganerben), who only had rights in common, in terms of German legal parlance something like a "community of joint ownership". The crozier is representing the monastery as founder, the fox (German: Fuchs) its successors form the Fuchs of Dornheim kin.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.105
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 10 August 1966 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Nov 2020

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