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Bissingen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Bissingen, Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-05-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Bissingen town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2022
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Bissingen Market Town

Bissingen Banner

It is a red-yellow-blue vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2022

Bissingen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, a dexter chequered of Or and Gules, at sinister Azure a horse bit Or in pale.
Bissingen used proper seals very early, as the town had been the capital of the Lordship of Hohenburg, which was acquired by the Counts of Oettingen in 1271. It was first mentioned as a market town in 1281. Already the oldest town seal with a print from 1546 and the 2nd seal from 1653 displayed the canting horse bit (German: Pferdegebiss). A report of the local court of justice from 1811 described its tinctures as golden and blue. In 1839 King Ludwig I of Bayern confirmed the arms, but the horse bit now was black in fess on a white shield. The sinister half displays the arms of the lordship and is taken from the family arms of the Cup Bearers of Schenkenberg, who succeeded the Counts of Oettingen in 1455. The sinister half is also representing the former municipalities of Buggenhofen, Burgmagerbein, Diemantstein, Fronhofen, Gaishardt, Göllingen, Hochstein, Kesselostheim, Thalheim, Unterbissingen and Warnhof, which merged in 1972.
Sources: Stadler 1965, p.30 and "Der Landkreis Dillingen an der Donau. Ehedem und heute". 2nd ed., Dillingen 1982, pp.441-454
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 10 April 1974 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Schwaben.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 May 2022

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