Odernheim am Glan

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ODERNHEIM AM GLAN

State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Bad Kreuznach (until 1969 Rockenhausen)
Verbandsgemeinde : Verbandsgemeinde Bad Sobernheim

Wappen von Odernheim am Glan

Official blazon

Silber auf grünem Dreiberg rechts ein goldenes Hochkreuz, auf das ein links danebenstehender blauer, goldbewehrter und rotbezungter Löwe die Pranke legt.

Origin/meaning

The present arms were granted in 1955 and are identical to the oldest known arms.

Odernheim received city rights in 1349 from the Counts of Veldenz. The oldest known seal dates from the same time and already shows the above arms. The cross most likely symbolises the local church, devoted to the Holy Cross. The lion is derived from the arms of the Counts of Veldenz. When the city became a possession of the Wittelsbach family, the arms were changed. The old arms were placed in a point and the diamonds of the Wittelsbach family and the lion of the Pfalz were added. This combination first appears in 1587.

Wappen von Odernheim am Glan

The seal of Odernheim from the 15th century (Hupp, 1927)

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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes. Rheinlan.jpg