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Marktgraitz Market Town (Germany)

Markt Marktgraitz, Landkreis Lichtenfels, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marktgraitz town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020
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Marktgraitz Market Town

Marktgraitz Banner

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

Marktgraitz Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, on base Vert an embattled wall Argent masoned Sable with port Sable, issuant from wall a church Argent with roofs Gules and a belfry having oriels.
Marktgraitz had been a market town since 1570. The first description of the church on the arms from 1748, a representation of the local fortified church, mentions nearly every detail. The village Graitz had been seat of a low level court (Zehntgericht), which is proven by the circumscription on the local seal. In 1894 the name of the village was changed to Marktgraitz.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.12
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

The arms were granted in 1748 by Count Philipp of Henneberg, also being Bishop of Bamberg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 Sep 2020

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