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Sonneberg County (Germany)

Landkreis Sonneberg, Thüringen

Last modified: 2021-06-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Sonneberg county  banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001
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Sonneberg County

Sonneberg County Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top..
Source: Ulle 2000
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001

Sonneberg County Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; 1st quarter Or a lion rampant Sable, armed an langued Gules; 2nd quarter parted per pale, at dexter chevronny of four of Gules and Argent, at sinister Argent a pair of shearer's scissors Sable; 3rd quarter parted per fess, above parted per pale of SArgent and Gules, below Azure; 4th quarter barry of ten of Sable and Or charged with a crancelin Vert.
The arms combine elements from the arms of the territories to which the district historically belonged: the lion of the Margraves of Meißen, the arms of the Lords of Sonneberg in the second quarter, in the third quarter the arms of the Counts of Schaumberg-Rauenstein and in the fourth quarter the arms of Saxony.
Source: Linder and Olzog 1996
Santiago Dotor, 22 Feb 2002

Banner and arms were approved on .Flag adopted ca.1990, coat-of-arms adopted 3 October 1990
Stefan Schwoon, 16 Mar 2001

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