The arms date from the 16th century and are seen on the seal of the city from that century. Older seals show the bar, but surrounded by leaves, not vines. The bar is derived from the arms of the Lords of Manteuffel, who had many privileges in the city from the 12th until the 19th century. Later seals all show the same composition until the early 20th century.
Currently the city uses great arms (shown above), but more commonly uses only the small arms, shown below.
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1915
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Literature : Hupp, O : Königreich Preussen. Wappen der Städte, Flecken und Dörfer. Reprint von 1896 und 1898. Kulturstiftung der deutschen Vertriebenen, Bonn, 1993.