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Pfaffenhofen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Pfaffenhofen, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

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It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2017

Pfaffenhofen Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a tonsure proper surrounded by a wreath of hair Sable.
The first city seal from 1463 with prints since 1482 displayed a human figure behind a picket fence. Later depictions of arms since 1535 confirm that the human should be seen as a clergyman (German: Pfaffe (pejorative)). The fence was interpreted as a yard (German: Hof). That ensemble had thus been canting. The fence also might symbolise a fortification around the settlement, which was built after 1460 and confirmed in 1484. The second seal with prints from 1678 displayed two lions rampant respectant, supporting a disc. The current pattern is known from rolls of arms since 1583 and as a local symbol from 1684.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.85
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Nov 2017

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