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Geithain City (Germany)

Stadt Geithain, Landkreis Leipzig, Sachsen

Last modified: 2022-12-24 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Geithain city banner]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Dec 2022
[Geithain city banner #2]
5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 16 Dec 2022

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Geithain City

Geithain Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top, sometimes with Spansish shield (see left image above), sometimes framed by a Renaissance shield with Gothic black inscription "Geithain" on the top (see right image above).
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

Geithain Coat of Arms

Shield Or a castle Sable with open gate and three towers, the bigger central tower having a hipped roof, the others pitched roofs.
Geithain in the beginning had been part of the County of Rochlitz. It was first mentioned as a city in 1367. The existence of council and mayor is proven since 1335. The high level cognisance was gained in 1392. During the 15th century the city became manorial lord of various parts of neighbouring villages. The arms are based on local seals from the 15th century. They are symbolising the status of a city.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.147-148
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

The banners are in use without without approval. The arms were approved in 1904 by the State Archive Dresden.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 Dec 2022

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