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Steyerberg Market Town (Germany)

Flecken Steyerberg, Landkreis Nienburg (Weser), Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Steyerberg market town flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017 See also:

Current Flag

It is a black over yellow horizontal bicolour with centred greater arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017

Coat of Arms

Shield Or parted per pale, at dexter a bear paw Sable armed Gules, at sinister entwined initials "S" and "T" Argent fimbriated Sable.
The oldest seal from the 17th century displayed in a shield parted per pale the bear paw and a initial "S". It had the circumscription "Steilbark". Probably in order to distinguish the arms from those of Syke, newer seals displayed the current combination of initials. The bear paw is taken from the arms of the Counts of Hoya, who acquired Steyerberg Castle around 1275 and made the village seat of a subcounty (Amt). The burger's settlement gained the rights of a market town in the 15th century. Also a helmet Argent with scarves and bulge of Sable and Or, topped by a mural crown Gules belongs to the arms.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.75
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Aug 2017

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