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Zellingen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Zellingen, Landkreis Main-Spessart, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-03-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Zellingen town banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022
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Zellingen Market Town

Zellingen Banner

It is a red-white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

Zellingen Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Argent an initial "Z" Gules; beneath parted per pale, at dexter parted per fess dancetty of Gules and Argent with three points, at sinister Azure a bend Argent charged with three annulets Azure.
The current town was established by a merger of Zellingen proper, Retzbach and Duttenbrunn in 1978. The initial is taken from the court seal of Zellingen, known by prints since 1691. The lower half displays the court seal of the former Retzbach market town. The dexter side is the so called Franconian rake, the sinister half displays the personal arms of Bishop Julius Echter of Mespelbrunn (1573 - 1617), who granted the seal to the village in 1586. The Franconian rake is furthermore alluding to the fact that Retzbach historically belonged to the Bishopric of Würzburg. The town arms of Retzbach displayed this seal as an inescutcheon in base of a red shield together with St. Lawrence issuant from inescutcheon, holding palm frond and his attribute gridiron by his hands.
Sources: Peter Wehner: "Ortswappen Landkreis Main-Spessart, Altkreis Karlstadt", Karlstadt upon Main 1979, pp.61-63, Stadler 1968, p.101 and Stadler 1968, p.50
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 12 February 1982 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Unterfranken.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 25 Feb 2022

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