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Mehlmeisel Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Mehlmeisel, Landkreis Bayreuth, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-08-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mehlmeisel municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 4 Aug 2020
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Mehlmeisel Municipality

Mehlmeisel Banner

It is a green-yellow-green vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2020

Mehlmeisel Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Argent a fir Vert over two picks Sable in saltire, at sinister Vert a stag issuant Argent, base Or charged with a branch of whitethorn Vert with berries Gules.
The whitethorn (Latin: Crataegus laevigata) is canting, in Bavarian local language called a Mehlmeisel. Fir and picks are symbolising the origin of the municipality by forest clearance in the Fichtelgebirge. The stag is a differentiation of the family arms of the Lords of Hirschberg, who had their seat in the area of the municipality since the 15th century.
Source: Haus der bayrischen Geschichte
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2020

The arms were confirmed on 23 July 1970 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 4 Aug 2020

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