Country : Germany
State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Vogelsbergkreis
(until 1972 Büdingen)
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|German||Im blauen Schild auf einer wachsenden goldenen Kugel ein flugbereiter rotbewehrter silberner Vogel.|
Schotten received city rights in 1354, but the oldest known seals of the city date from the 16th century. The seal showed a shield with a bird on a mountain. This is likely a canting arms for the Vogelsberg (Bird-mountain) region. It may, however, also be derived from the arms of the Lords of Weinsberg, who also used a eagle-like bird in their arms. In 1326 Konrad of Weinsberg acquired the village.
The arms were officially granted in 1962 and the hill in the base was replaced by a ball.
Wappen von Schotten/Coat of arms (crest) of Schotten]]
The arms in a manuscript from +/- 1730
Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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