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Beilstein City (Germany)

Stadt Beilstein, Landkreis Heilbronn, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2017-11-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2017

Beilstein Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, a hexagon stone Argent, surrounded by three pick hammers of the same with their heads pointing to the stone and overlapping the stone.
Perhaps during the rule of the Marquesses of Baden a seal existed with prints of 1382, displaying a hammer in pale, interpreted as a battle axe (German: Streit-Beil), and thus canting. Step by step Beilstein became a dominion of Württemberg until 1348. All city seals up to the 16th century also displayed the hammer, however accompanied by two little roses. The stone (German: Stein) as another canting element appeared first in 1535, displaying three stones and three axes. Since the 16th century the current pattern developed, e. g. painted by Siebmacher (1605). The details changed and the arms finally were approved in 1930, based on the painting of Otto Hupp.
Source: Stadler 1971, p.23
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Nov 2017

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