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Nesselwang Market Town (Germany)

Markt Nesselwang, Landkreis Ostallgäu, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-09-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Nesselwang town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2020
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Nesselwang Market Town

Nesselwang Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2020

Nesselwang Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale of Gules and Argent, issuant from base a triplemount Or with three nettle twigs Vert issuant from the peaks.
The basic tinctures are those of the Bishopric of Augsburg, to which the town historically belonged. The nettles (German: Nesseln) and the mountain (Swabian: Wang) together make the arms canting. A seal from 1582 displayed the twigs in a bundle on the central peak. The current pattern appears on a painting from 1791, based on the very first town arms.
Stadler 1968, p.24
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2020

The arms were granted in 1582 by Marquard of Berg, Bishop of Augsburg.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Sep 2020

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