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Rieden Market Town (Germany)

Markt Rieden, Landkreis Amberg-Sulzbach, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-04-23 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Rieden (Oberpfalz) town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022
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Rieden Market Town

Rieden Banner

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

Rieden Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, a sinister facing male dog rampant Sable, tongued Gules with a collar Or.
The first image of the arms was known by a roll of arms painted by Philipp Apian in 1568, displaying however a dexter facing dog. It is told that there had existed a deed, describing the town arms, whixh got lost by a fire in 1662. Until 1819 literature followed the version of 1568, afterwards the dog was depicted as sinister facing. The male dog (German: Rüde) is referring to a local hunting lodge. But he is also a canting element.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

The arms were confirmed on 16 June 1972 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz. Please note that the tinctures of the banner in written sources are given as yellow and green. According to photo in source they are however yellow and red.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Apr 2022

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