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Schneckenlohe Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schneckenlohe, Landkreis Kronach, Bayern

Last modified: 2021-04-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schneckenlohe municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021
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Schneckenlohe Municipality

Schneckenlohe Banner

It is a red-white-red vertical triband. The coat of arms is in a white bannerhead.
Source: this photo
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

Schneckenlohe Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a basket Argent, mantled, at dexter barry of eight of Azure and Argent, superimposed by a crancelin Gules, at sinister barry of eight of Or and Sable, superimposed by a crancelin Gules.
Schneckenlohe was established in 1987 by a merger of the independent municipalities of Beikheim and Mödlitz. Schneckenlohe was first mentioned in 1095 as a possession of the Lords of Redwitz, to which Beikheim also belonged since the 14th century. Mödlitz was a possession of the Dukes of Sachsen-Coburg. The dexter quarter displays the arms of the Redwitz kin, but the red bend was replaced by a crancelin. The sinister quarter displays the Saxonian arms, but the colour of the crancelin was changed from green to red. The basket is symbolising basketry, which was very common since the 19th century and was done mainly at home.
Source: Stadler, Egloffstein 1990, p.318
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

The arms were approved on 10 August 1981, the banner was approved on by 8 August 1989, both by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Apr 2021

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