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Gerzen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gerzen, Landkreis Landshut, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gerzen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 29 Apr 2022
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Gerzen Banner

It is a yellow-black vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top, flanked by embowed white scrolls with inscriptions in black initials "BAYERN" (above) and "HOFMARK GERZEN" (below).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

Gerzen Coat of Arms

Oval shield Argent, surrounded by a Baroque frame Or, three hooks Or ordered 2:1, each one fixed by a nail of the same in bend sinister.
The description above belongs to the arms as given on flag. The official blazon displays black hooks and nails in a usual shield, but there are e.g. also golden hooks on a grey shield. The municipal arms are basically the family arms of the Counts of Vieregg, who ruled the Gerzen district (Bavarian: Hofmark) between 1587 and 1819. They also practised the low level cognisance. The pattern is known by seals from the 2nd half of the 14th century. The kin was based in Mecklenburg. Its members had been in imperial service as marshals during the Medieval. The pattern actually displays hunting horns and sceptres of an imperial marshal.
Source: "Unser Bayern", appendix of Bayerische Staatszeitung, a newspaper, 1969, p.40
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 12 June 1968 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 29 Apr 2022

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