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Pfaffenhofen upon Ilm City (Germany)

Stadt Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Landkreis Pfaffenhofen an der Ilm, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-12-04 by klaus-michael schneider
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Pfaffenhofen upon Ilm City

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It is a yellow-blue vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top in a white Baroque cartouche with three black bells in pale on either side.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2021

Pfaffenhofen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure a fess dancetty Or.
The existence of the oldest seal is proven since 1333. It had probably been made in the 13th century. It displayed a priest (pejorative German: Pfaffe) with a booklet in his dexter hand. Since 1523 all seals until the 19th century displayed the same pattern with changes in details. In 1812 the city and the citizens' militia gained the current pattern. It was based on the oldest arms of the Counts of Wittelsbach, but the tinctures had been those of the Benedictine Scheyern Monastery.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.41
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2021

The arms were granted on 5 January 1812 by King Max Joseph I of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 23 Nov 2021

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