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Rochlitz City (Germany)

Stadt Rochlitz, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2023-01-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rochlitz city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023
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Rochlitz Banner

It is a yellow-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023

Rochlitz Banner 1898

[Rochlitz city banner 1898] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023

It was a yellow-black vertical bicolour.
Source: presentation of Klaus Günther, held on DVT 29 in Hamburg on 16 October 2021
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023

Rochlitz Coat of Arms

Shield Or an embattled wall Sable masoned Or with centred tower of the same with roof Gules and port and windows Or, flanked by two impending addorsed demi chess rooks.
The Rochlitz Shire was populated by Slavic tribes in 995. It had been an appendix of the greater Chutizi Shire. It was ruled by the German kings since the times of Heinrich I. A royal castle, mentioned in 1009, was acquired by a branch of the Wettin kin in 1143. Its members ruled the area until 1210 as Counts of Rochlitz. Afterwards the castle was seat of a Saxon reeve until the 19th century. There had been a few settlements. A city was built probably in the 2nd half of the 12th century, which was walled since the 14th century. A city council was first mentioned in 1360, which held the high level cognisance since 1464. Lining weaving and brewing had been the most important business lines. Around 1500 the city council had been manorial lord of several surrounding villages, completely or partially. The arms are based on seals, which were made since 1364 and basically never changed. Since the 2nd half of the 15th century there had been arms based on the seal. The tinctures are those of the Margraviate of Meißen. The rooks (German: Roche) are canting elements.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.379-381
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023

The banner is in use without approval. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 2 Jan 2023

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