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Schwarzhofen Market Town (Germany)

Markt Schwarzhofen, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schwarzhofen town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Schwarzhofen Market Town

Schwarzhofen Banner

It is a green-white-green vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Schwarzhofen Coat of Arms

Shield Azure, on base Vert an ox statant Argent armed Or surrounded by a fence Or.
A similar painting had been made already in 1562 by Philipp Apian, however with a sinister facing ox. A seal print from 1640 displays the same pattern with a higher fence. The current pattern prevailed since the 19th century. Due to a legend an ox had been the only surviving domestic animal during a flood, because he was unable to jump over the fence of the local monastery garden.
Source: Stadler 1968, p.64
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

The banner is in use without approval. The arms are in use at least since 1562.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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