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Ostheim ahead of Rhön City (Germany)

Stadt Ostheim vor der Rhön, Landkreis Rhön-Grabfeld, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-11-13 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ostheim ahead of Rhön city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021
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Ostheim ahead of Rhön City

Ostheim Banner

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

Ostheim Coat of Arms

Shield Or an embattled wall Gules masoned Sable with port Or, flanked by two embattled towers of the same with cone roofs, on top of the wall a lion rampant Sable armed and tongued Gules, holding a crancelin Vert by his forepaws.
In 1586 the Saxonian Dukes Johann Casimir and Johann Ernst granted the rights of a market town and the use of proper arms. The town was considered to be a city since 1587. Since then all local seals displayed the current pattern without shield, since the 17th century with shield. The gate, i.e. wall and towers, is symbolising the status of a city. The lion is taken from the arms of the Margraves of Meißen. The crancelin is taken from the arms of the Duchy of Sachsen, ruled by the Askanian kin.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.37
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

The arms were approved on 20 December 1586 by the Saxonian dukes. The current version was adopted on 22 July 1937 by the local council. The banner in Askanian colours probably has never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Nov 2021

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