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Aura upon Saale Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Aura an der Saale, Landkreis Bad Kissingen, Bayern

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[Aura upon Saale municipal banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2021
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Aura upon Saale Municipality

Aura Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2021

Aura Coat of Arms

Shield Argent, parted by a broad centred cross Gules, charged with a gridiron Argent superimposing a crozier Or in pale.
The crozier is reminding on Bishop Otto of Bamberg (1102 - 1139), who established the Benedictine Aura Monastery between 1108 and 1113. Its first abbot Ekkehard of Aura (died 1125), a historian, made the monastery acquainted to a great extent. He continued the chronicle of the world, which had been begun by the Benedictine monk Frutolf (died 1103). Friedrich of Wirsberg , Bishop of Würzburg (1558 - 1573), dissolved the monastery in 1564. St. George, represented by the red cross, and St. Lawrence, represented by the gridiron, had been patron saints of the monastery. The tinctures red and silver are those of the bishopric, to which the village belonged until 1803.
Source: Werner Eberth: "Die Kommunalwappen im Landkreis Bad Kissingen", Bad Kissingen 2006, pp.89-90
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2021

Banner and arms were approved on 17 April 1963 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Nov 2021

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