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Pfeffenhausen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Pfeffenhausen, Landkreis Landshut, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Pfeffenhausen town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2022
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Pfeffenhausen Market Town

Pfeffenhausen Banner

It is a red-white-green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2022

Pfeffenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield enhanced parted per fess, above barry bendy of Azure and Argent, beneath Argent, on top of a triplemount issuant Vert a bullfinch statant Gules armed Or.
Duke Heinrich XVI the Rich of Bayern-Landshut granted town rights in 1402, known by a copy of the grant from 1607. The oldest seal from 1412 displayed a similar pattern, the canting bullfinch (German: Dompfaff) was represented by his head only. This version prevailed until the middle of the 16th century. The complete bird and a hill were first painted by Johann Balthasar Wening in 1721, the hill changed to a triplemount during the 19th century.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.41
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2022

The banner probably has never been approved officially. The arms were granted on 14 February 1402 by Heinrich XVI the Rich of Bayern-Landshut.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 24 Apr 2022

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