Dillingen an der Donau (kreis)
Dillingen an der Donau District
Country : Germany
State : Bayern
|German||Unter blauem Schildhaupt, darin ein schreitender goldener Löwe, geteilt von Gold und Blau; oben ein schreitender herschauender, rot bewehrter schwarzer Löwe, unten eine goldene Lilie.|
The arms were officially granted on July 5, 1956 and changed on October 19, 1973.
The arms show the lion taken from the previous arms, combined with the black lion taken from the arms of the former district Wertingen, and the fleur-de-lis, taken from the arms of the city of Dillingen an der Donau.
The lion and the bar in the old arms are taken from the arms of the former Counts of Dillingen, who used arms with a lion on both sides of the bar. The lower part shows the arms of the Wittelsbach family and symbolises that a large part of the district historically belonged to the Pfalz and later to Bayern. The Wittelsbach family were Kings of Bayern and Counts of the Pfalz (Palatinate).
Literature: Stadler, K. : Deutsche Wappen - Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Angelsachsen Verlag, 1964-1971, 8 volumes
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