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Schnaittach Market Town (Germany)

Markt Schnaittach, Landkreis Nürnberger Land, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-18 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schnaittach town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021
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Schnaittach Market Town

Schnaittach Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

Schnaittach Coat of Arms

Shield quartered; 1st and 4th quarter Sable, a lion rampant Or, crowned armed and tongued Gules and sinister facing only in the 1st quarter; 2nd and 3rd quarter Azure a castle Argent with roofs Gules on top of a triplemount Vert.
The first local seal from 1378 displayed a king guardant with sceptre and orb, sitting on a double queued lion passant. He is supposed to be the King of Böhmen due to the double queued lion. In 1401 the town was acquired by the Wittelsbach kin. Since then local seals displayed the Palatine lion and the lozenges of the kin in a shield parted per pale. In 1663 the current pattern appeared first. In 1708 an inescutcheon was added on heart point, displaying the lesser arms of the Free Imperial City of Nürnberg, which administrated the city during the the Spanish War of Succession. It was removed probably in 1806, when Nürnberg became a part of Bayern.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.59
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

The arms are in use since the 14th century. The banner in Franconian colours probably has never been approved officially.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 11 Sep 2021

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