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Bechhofen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Bechhofen, Landkreis Ansbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-07-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Bechhofen Market Town

Bechhofen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2020

Bechhofen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent two rollers Gules with newels Or in pale, at sinister Gules two rollers Argent with newels Or in pale.
The oldest seal prints from 1456 already display the current pattern, the rollers had been also interpreted as fullers, reels or pitch torches. Seals from the 16th and 17th century basically displayed the same pattern. There hed been especially the interpretation of baker's fullers, as Bech was erroneously considered to be derived from baker. The municipality applied for the tinctures white and blue as colours of the Papenheim kin. But in 1933 the current tinctures had been chosen.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.27
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2020

The arms were approved in 1933.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 July 2020

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