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Ichenhausen City (Germany)

Stadt Ichenhausen, Landkreis Günzburg, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-07-30 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Ichenhausen city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2022
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Ichenhausen City

Ichenhausen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2022

Ichenhausen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a greyhound rampant Argent with collar Or, at sinister Or quartered, quarters 1 and 4 displaying three black wolf traps Sable in pale, quarters 2 and 3 a bend sinister lozengy of Gules and Argent.
Ichenhausen gained the rights of a market town in 1406 and of a city in 1913. The town had proper seals probably since the 15th century. Prints are known since 1643. They displayed a shield parted per pale with the greyhound at dexter and a fess at sinister. They are alluding to the Lords of Roth, who owned the city until 1574. The current arms are based on the 2nd seal from the late 17th century. The traps are the arms of the Lords of Stain on Rechtenstein, the lozengy bends those of the Goß family. That pattern was confirmed in 1819, the tinctures were fixed in 1812 and finally in 1840.
Sources: Stadler 1965, p.78 and Klemens Stadler and Friedrich Zollhoefer: "Wappen schwäbischer Gemeinden", Kempten 1952, pp.69,160-161
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2022

The banner is used without approval. The arms are in use since around 1500.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 July 2022

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