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Schalkau City (Germany)

Stadt Schalkau, Landkreis Sonneberg, Thüringen

Last modified: 2021-06-12 by klaus-michael schneider
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It is a black-yellow vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 June 2021

Schalkau Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above Or a lion issuant Sable, armed, tongued and eyed Gules; beneath Azure two roses Gules seeded Or with stems Vert in saltire issuant from a triplemount Argent.
Schalkau was ruled by the Counts of Schaumberg and had been a fiefdom of the Counts of Henneberg since 1315. It was first mentioned as a city in 1232. But market and city rights were officially granted much later in 1362 by the Margraves of Meißen. Since 1317 the settlement had been a condominiom of the Margraves of Meißen and the Counts of Schaumberg. The owners of the Saxonian part changed frequently between various Saxonian duchies. Finally this part was acquired by Sachsen-Meiningen, which also acquired the other part in 1729.The oldest seal dates from the same time and showed already the same arms as above. The upper half shows the lion of the Margraves of Meißen, the tinctures of the lower two half changed a few times. The current tinctures are thoses of the Counts of Schaumburg. The meaning of the flowers is not known.
Source: Bensing et alii 1984, p.399
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 June 2021

The arms are traditional.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 12 June 2021

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