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Coburg City (Germany)

Stadt Coburg, Bayern

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[Coburg city banner] 5:2 image by Stefan Schwoon, 12 Nov 2020
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It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: personal observation when I visited the city some time ago
Stefan Schwoon, 6 Mar 2001

Coburg Coat of Arms

Shield Or a moor's head Sable with ear ring Or.
The arms show the head of St. Mauritius, the patron saint of the city. The arms first appear in the early 16th century, but it was already used as a symbol for the city on coins from the early 14th century. The present image is practically unchanged since the 16th century. From 1934-1945 the head was not used, instead arms divided gold and black were used, with over the partition line a sword and a swastika.
Source: Stadler 1965, p.37
Santiago Dotor, 15 Jan 2002

The amrs are in use since the 13th century. The flag colours are traditional.
Santiago Dotor, 15 Jan 2002

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