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Roßwein City (Germany)

Stadt Roßwein, Landkreis Mittelsachsen, Sachsen

Last modified: 2023-01-14 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Roßwein city banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 6 Jan 2023
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Roßwein City

Roßwein Banner

It is a white-red vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2023

Roßwein Banner 1896

[Roßwein city banner 1896] 5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2023

It was a white-red vertical bicolour.
Source: presentation of Klaus Günther, held on DVT 29 in Hamburg on 16 October 2021
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2023

Roßwein Coat of Arms

Renaissance shield Gules a grapevine Vert fruited Or issuant from a base embowed Vert, over all a horse passsant Argent.
The city was probably established around 1200 by the Margraves of Meißen and at least since 1220 ruled by a bailiff (German: Amtmann) of the margraves. The city was donated to the Cistercian Altzella Monastery in 1293 and regained by the margraves in 1544 due to the secularisation of the monastery. Mayor and council existed since 1360. The cognisance was held widely by the sovereign. The arms are canting, displaying a horse (German: Ross) and a grapevine (German: Weinstock). The arms are based on a city seal from the 14th century. The tinctures were conveyed by Wilhelm Dilich, an engineer and geographer in service of the Electorate of Sachsen, between 1626 and 1629.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, pp.383-384
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2023

The banner is in use since 1990 or later. The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 6 Jan 2023

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