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Mettenheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Mettenheim, Landkreis Mühldorf am Inn, Bayern

Last modified: 2020-10-17 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Mettenheim municipal banner (Germany)] 5:2 image by M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002
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Mettenheim Municipality

Mettenheim Banner

It is a yellow-red vertical bicolour with arms shifted to the top.
Source: this online catalogue
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002

Mettenheim Coat of Arms

Shield Gules a fess Argent; over all standing on a dragon Argent, St. Michael winged Or in armour of the same, nimbed Argent, in his right hand a sword flambant Argent over his head, in his lefthand a shield Or with the inscription "Quis ut Deus" ("Who is like God?", the meaning of "Michael".
Meaning: The fess Argent in a red field is taken from the arms of the Archbishopric of Salzburg. Duke Odilo of Bayern (before 700 until 748) donated the village to the Bishop of Salzburg. It remained a part of the archbishopric until the end of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 right in the middle of the Duchy of Bayern. St. Michael is the local patron saint. Furthermore there had been a local "Brotherhood of St. Michael" until the 19th century, which used a proper seal displaying its patron saint. The adoption of the saint revived an old local symbol.
Sources: Wanka 1989, pp.70-71, 128 and Steinbichler and Lamprecht 1980
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002 and Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Oct 2020

Banner and arms were approved on 5 Oct 1953 by Minister of Interior of Bayern.
M. Schmöger, 26 Jan 2002

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