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Trogen Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Trogen, Landkreis Hof, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-08-21 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Trogen municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021
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Trogen Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

Trogen Coat of Arms

Shield Sable; issuant from a base embattled Argent a demi-lion rampant Or, crowned, armed and tongued Gules, holding an inescutcheon parted per fess of Argent, Gules and Sable by his forepaws.
The lion is taken from the family arms of the Lords of Weida, who ruled the Regnitz Shire, to which Trogen belonged, as reeves. Trogen was first mentioned in 1322. Since 1373 it was ruled by the later Margraves of Kulmbach-Bayreuth. The three embattlements are representing three former local estates, which belonged to the Counts of Reuß, the Margraves of Kulmbach-Bayreuth and the Electors of Sachsen. The estates had been lent to different kins, among others since the 14th century to the Lords of Feilitzsch, represented by the inescutcheon, which displays their family arms. The embattled base is also representing a former moated castle. Its remains existed until the beginning of the 20th century.
Source: Klemens Stadler and Albrecht von und zu Egloffstein: "Die Wappen der oberfränkischen Landkreise, Städte, Märkte und Gemeinden" , in "Die Plassenburg, Schriften für Heimatforschung und Kulturpflege in Ostfranken vol.48", Kulmbach 1990, p.345
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 9 October 1979 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 14 Aug 2021

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