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State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Olpe
Amt : Attendorn (until 1969)
Additions: 1969 Attendorn-Land, Helden

Wappen von Attendorn/Arms (crest) of Attendorn
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The arms were granted on October 7, 1910 and confirmed on August 12, 1970.

The town got city rights in 1222 by bishop Engelbert of Köln (Cologne). The first seal of the city showed the patron saint of the diocese, St. Peter, with a crescent next to his head. The crescent may be the symbol of St. John Baptist, the local parish saint. Later seals show St. Peter sitting on a throne, sometimes with a shield with the arms of the diocese (black cross) at his feet. In the 15th century the crescent is placed in the first quarter of the shield.

Wappen von Attendorn/Coat of arms (crest) of Attendorn

The seal of Attendorn from 1450
Siegel von Attendorn

The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
Seal of Attendorn

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Attendorn

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Attendorn/Coat of arms (crest) of Attendorn

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

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Belke et al., 1986