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City of Marl (Germany)

Stadt Marl, Kreis Recklinghausen, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Marl banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

approved 20 August 1936 See also:


Description of banner:
It is a black - white vertical bicolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.456
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
The shield is divided per fess. Above the silver (=white) field is divided by a black centred cross. Below the shield is divided per pale. The dexter side shows a black cellarman's tool in a silver (=white) field. The sinister side shows in a black field crossed, silver (=white) hammer and mallet.
Meaning: According to source the cross is taken from the arms of the archbishopric and electorate of Köln. The tool is alluding to the lords of LoŽ, whose mansion was located in the city's territory. Hammer and mallet are symbolizing mining, which played a role for many years. The colours black and white are also taken from the arms of the electorate of Köln.
Source: Veddeler 2003, p.176
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 18 Jun 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by Oberpräsident of Prussian province of Westphalia on 20 August 1936.

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