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Illschwang Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Illschwang, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-02 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Illschwang municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022
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Illschwang Municipality

Illschwang Banner

It is a red-white-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

Illschwang Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess, above Or a wyvern Gules, beneath Azure a fleur-de-lis Argent.
The wyvern is symbolising that the village belonged to the Illschwang Provostry of the Benedictine Reichenbach Monastery, which also owned the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark). The wyvern also displays the apocryphal arms of Margrave Diepold III of Vohburg, who donated the village to the monastery in 1120. The fleur-de-lis is a differentiation of the arms of the Benedictine Kastl Monastery, which had the right of the collection of taxes since 1139. Furthermore in 1325 the local parish church was incorporated into the monastery. The tinctures blue and white are those of the Bavarian dukes of the Wittelsbach kin, who ruled the village since the 14th century.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch. Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.34-35
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 29 August 1986 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 31 Mar 2022

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