Oettingen in Bayern

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Wappen von Oettingen in Bayern/Arms (crest) of Oettingen in Bayern

Country: Germany

State: Bayern

District (Kreis): Donau-Ries

(until 1973 Nördlingen)


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Official blazon
German In Rot ein silberner Schragen.
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The St. Andrew's cross already appears on the oldest seal of the city, known from the late 13th century. The cross is derived from the arms of the Counts of Oettingen, who ruled the city in the 13th century. All later seals show the cross as the arms of the city.

The original colour is red, but in the early 19th century a blue field was used. This change of colour has two origins. First, on a 17th century seal the field was shown striped horizontally, probably just as a decoration. However, this is also the heraldic black and white code for blue, and thus in the early 19th century the field was made blue. It was an appropriate colour, as silver and blue are also the colours of Bayern. Later during the 19th century the original red colour was restored.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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