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State : Rheinland-Pfalz
Urban district (Stadtkreis) : Frankenthal
Additions : 1919 Flomersheim, Mörsch, Studernheim; 1969 Eppstein

Wappen von Frankenthal/Arms of Frankenthal
Official blazon

In Schwarz ein rotbewehrter, -bezungter und -bekrönter goldener Löwe, in der erhobenen rechten Tatze einen goldenen Reichsapfel tragend, mit der linken einen roten Schild haltend, darin ein dreieckiger, mit der Spitze nach oben gekehrter goldener Eckstein.

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The arms were granted on November 27, 1954, and are based on the oldest known seal of the city, dating from the 16th century. Frankenthal received city rights in 1573 from Johann Casimir Count of the Pfalz.

The lion and the orb are derived from the arms of the Pfalz. The small shield with the large diamond with three points symbolises the three main religious groups at the time, the Dutch, Walloon and German population groups.

Even though the composition above was used before 1954, the official arms of the city showed only the golden triangle. These arms were officially granted on July 27, 1841.

Wappen von Frankenthal/Arms of Frankenthal

Siegel von Frankenthal

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Wappen von Frankenthal

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms of Frankenthal

The arms on a special cancellation 1988
with Colombes

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Debus, 1988.