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Hahnbach Market Town (Germany)

Markt Hahnbach, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-22 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Hahnbach town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022
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Hahnbach Market Town

Hahnbach Banner

It is a blue-yellow-red vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

Hahnbach Coat of Arms

Shield Or, statant on a fess wavy Azure in base a rooster Gules, over all a fess lozengy of Argent and Azure.
The arms are canting, displaying a rooster (German: Hahn) and a creek (German: Bach), the latter represented by the blue fess wavy. The first seal is proven by prints since 1508. The right to use proper seals was confirmed by Elector Friedrich III of Bayern in 1567. The rooster is also a representation of the Hanbeck kin, whose market rights were acquired by the Palatine Electors of the Wittelsbach kin at the end of the 14th century. The lozengy fess, representing the latter, was added at the same time, but omitted since the 17th century on town seals and since the 19th century in literature.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.67
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

Banner and arms were confirmed on 25 June 1964 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

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