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Oberelsbach Market Town (Germany)

Markt Oberelsbach, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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Oberelsbach Market Town


It is a green-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

Coat of Arms

Shield Argent with base Vert, charged with a fess wavy Argent, topped by three alders Vert in fess.
The canting arms are based on a court seal from the 17th century, already displaying three black elders (Latin: Alnus glutinosa / German also: Else) wth a fess wavy, representing a creek (German: Bach). The seal was forgotten and revived as coat of arms in 1972.
Source: Klaus Reder: Unterfränkisches Wappenbuch, CD-R, Würzburg 1997
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 10 May 1972 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

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