Country : Germany
State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Free urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt)
|Im gespaltenen Schild rechts in Gold zwei blaue Pfähle, links in Gold einen schwarzen, rot bewehrten Löwen.
The arms combine the arms of the county Landsberg (Pales) and the county Meissen (lion). These were used by the Dukes of Sachsen of the Wettin family (see also Dresden), as they were Counts of both counties. Since the 15th century the city has used seals with the two complete arms, in the 18th century these were combined in a divided shield as in the above arms.
As a crest the city has used for a long time two buffalo horns with 10 small banners, see image below. Recently the city started to use the crest again.
The arms in a German album +/- 1910
The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
The arms in an album from around 1910
The arms in a 1936 album
The arms in the Abadie albums
The arms in a 1930s album
Literature: Bensing et al., 1984
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