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Pleystein City (Germany)

Stadt Pleystein, Landkreis Neustadt an der Waldnaab, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-06-25 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pleystein city banner light blue]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022
[Pleystein city banner dark blue]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

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Pleystein City

Pleystein Banner

It is a blue-yellow vertical bicolour, either having a light blue shade (see left image above) or a dark blue shade (see right image above). The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this photo and this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

Pleystein Coat of Arms

Shield Sable, a lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules, issuant from base a triplemount Vert, over all a fess barry-bendy of Argent and Azure.
The oldest city seal was made at the end of the 14th century. It displayed the white shield with a blue fess of the Landgraves of Leuchtenberg, then being the local rulers. Although the city had been acquired by the Wittelsbach kin in 1418, the seal remained in use until 1555. Lion and the lozengy fess, in barry -bendy version, of the current pattern are elements from the arms of the kin as Palatine Counts of Rhine and Dukes of Bayern. The mount here is a representation of the suffix "-stein" (= stone). The current pattern appeared first on the seal from 1556 and on the roll of arms of Philipp Apian (1562). Though the number of lozenges should have been fixed as 21, their number obviously is smaller, at least since the 20th century.
Source: Stadler 1968 p.44
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

The banner probably is used without approval. The arms were granted on 28 September 1556 by Elector Ottheinrich of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 June 2022

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