Last modified: 2022-06-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2022
5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 7 Mar 2001
It is a white-red vertical bicolour with coat of arms shifted towards the top (see left image above) or without coat of arms (see right image above).
Sources: Staack 1997 and this photo
Stefan Schwoon, 7 Mar 2001 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2022
Shield Gules a plough Argent, in chief two inescutcheons lozengy of Argent and Azure ordered per fess, in base a fleur-de-lis Or.
The colours of the banner are taken from the field of the arms (red) and its main charge (a white plough). The plough most likely is the old local symbol. The plough was used as the single symbol on the arms and coins of the city until the 18th century. The Counts of Bogen had been reeves of the Chapter of Augsburg, which ruled the area since 1029. The existence of a market is proven since 110, which means, that Straubing had been at least a town. In 1218 Duke Ludwig I of Bayern founded the new town (German: Neustadt) as counterpart to the chapter, the Free Imperial City of Regensburg and the Counts of Bogen with the privileges of a city. The fleur-de-lis the symbolising the market privilegees and is an attribute of St. Mary, patron saint of the Bishopric of Augsburg. The plough had been a rural symbol and is supposed to be the hearldic symbol of the Lords of Straubing. The inescutcheons are representing the Counts of Bogen and their successors from the Wittelsbach kin. Both used a lozengy shield.
Sources: Klemens Stadler: "Die Wappen der niederbayerischen Landkreise und Gemeinden", Landshut 1960, pp.59/130 and Stadler 1968, p.71
Santiago Dotor, 31 Jan 2002 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 30 May 2022
Banner and arms were confirmed in 1952 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 May 2022
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