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Ornbau City (Germany)

Stadt Ornbau, Landkreis Ansbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-07-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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Ornbau Banner

It is a red-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2020

Ornbau Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a lion rampant Or, holding a crozier in pale by his forepaws.
Lion and crozier appeared on the oldest seal with prints from 1347 and on seals from the 15th century. Both displayed the charges in a shield parted per pale. The current pattern first appeared in two city seals from 1671. The pattern is in use as coat of arms since 1819. The lion was sometimes erroneously painted as griffin. The lion is taken from the English arms and is considered the apocryphal personal coat of arms of St. Willibald Bishop of Eichstätt. It was therefore used by the chapter of Eichstätt. The crozier is also alluding to the bishopric.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.36
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2020

The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 7 July 2020

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