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Kupferberg City (Germany)

Stadt Kupferberg, Landkreis Kulmbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-11-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

Kupferberg Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Or a sinister facing lion rampant Sable, armed and tongued Gules, superimposed by a bendlet sinister Argent; at sinister Gules a pestle and a copper mallet in saltire, both Argent hafted Or.
The settlement developed at the edge of a copper mine of the Bishopric of Bamberg. It was first mentioned in 1320 and probably had had already the characteristics of a city. The first seal from 1364 displayed the lion of the bishopric. The current pattern appears first on a seal from 1592 and as a coloured image in the Roll of Vassals of the Bishopric of Bamberg in 1603. Between 1819 and 1850 pestle and mallet were put into a black dexter half, the sinister half displayed the Bavarian tinctures white and blue. The former pattern was restored in 1954. The sinister facing lion is a differentiation of the arms of the bishopric. The tools are representing copper mining.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.92
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

The arms were confirmed on 30 November 1954 by Main State Archives (Hauptstaatsarchiv) of München.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 17 Nov 2020

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