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Leisnig City (Germany)

Stadt Leisnig, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2023-01-07 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Leisnig city banner] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023
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Leisnig City

Leisnig Banner

It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Leisnig Banner 1902

[Leisnig city banner 1902] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

It was a black-yellow vertical bicolour.
Source: presentation of Klaus Günther, held on DVT 29 in Hamburg on 16 October 2021
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

Leisnig Coat of Arms

Shield Sable an embattled wall Or masoned Sable with gate with open door wings Gules, topped by a masoned embattled tower of the same with two turrets, tower and turrets having roofs Gules, tower superimposed by an inescutcheon Or charged with a bend Sable flanked by two triplets of lozenges of the same.
A German burgraviate with castle was first mentioned in 1046. It was acquired by Count Wiprecht of Groitzsch in 1083. The burgraviate was bought by Emperor Friedrich I Barbarossa in 1047 and became an imperial property in 1156. It was acquired in 1365 by the Margraviate of Meißen. In 1286 a new settlement was founded as a city and the former settlement deteriorated to a village. Council and mayor existed since 1363 and a mint since 1368. The city was completely burnt down a few times, in 1294, 1637, 1700 and 1803. The main business line had been the production of cloth, which was replaced in the 19th century by metal processing. The arms are based on a city seal from 1371. They were redesigned in 1898. The inescutcheon is based on the family arms of the Burgraves of Leisnig, which displayed on a golden shield with black billets a bend sinister of the same. Other versions of the city arms displayed the emblems of local guilds instead, such as clothiers and tin founders. The buildings are symbolising the status of a city.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.255-256
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

The banner approved in 2001. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 1 Jan 2023

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