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Redwitz upon Rodach Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Redwitz an der Rodach, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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Redwitz upon Rodach Municipality


It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

Coat of Arms

Shield Or with chief embattled Sable, in centre an inescutcheon barry of seven of Azure and Argent, over all a bend wavy Gules, in base two open end wrenches Sable in saltire.
The most important local rulers in the past had been the Bishops of Bamberg and their commisionaires, the Lords of Redwitz, the Marshals of Kunstadt and the Lords of Kunstadt. As all the three families were of the same origin, they used common arms as displayed in the inescutcheon. The tinctures yellow and black are those of the bishopric. The embattled chief is alluding to Redwitz Castle with parts from the 14th century. The wrenches are symbolising industrial development.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" ( published in: "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken" vol.48), Kulmbach 1990, p.302
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms are in use since 1981.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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