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Marloffstein Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Marloffstein, Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-09-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marloffstein municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021
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Marloffstein Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

Marloffstein Coat of Arms

Shield parted per pale, at dexter Gules a lion rampant Or, at sinister bendy of six of Sable and Or, chief parted per fess embattled of Sable and Argent.
The bendy half is taken from the family arms of Lords of Gründlach. They founded Marloffstein in the 12th century as imperial commissionaires. They also built a castle, which was acquired in the 14th century by the Archbishopric of Bamberg and remained a possession of the archbishops until 1803.The lion is alluding to the reeves of the archbishops, who resided in Marloffstein until 1802.The chief with embattled line of partition is alluding to the ancestral seats of Adlitz, Atzelsberg and Rathsberg, today all incorporated into Marloffstein. The estates had been either possessions of the Margraves of Brandenburg-Bayreuth or had been under their suzerainty. The tinctures white and black are those of the margraves from the Zollern kin.
Source: "Der Landkreis Erlangen-Höchstadt", Hof 1979, pp.154-156
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 27 September 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Mittelfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Sep 2021

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