Country : Germany
State : Hessen
District (Kreis) :
|Im blauen Schild ein silberner Schrägbalken, begleitet oben von sechs, unten von sieben schräggestellten silbernen Kleeblättern.
The arms were granted again in 1936, when the number of trefoils was set on 13. The arms of Kassel with the bar and the trefoils is known since the end of the 15th century. The trefoil appears for the first time on a seal dating from 1243. The seal shows a fortress with a church. On the middle tower of the church a trefoil can be seen. Around 1350 trefoil appear on watermarks of the city and finally in a seal in 1467 as the sole symbol. The origin of the trefoil is still unknown. Kassel became a city around 1225 and the oldest seals show Count Hermann of Thüringen, shown as a knight. There is no sign of a trefoil.
The arms in a 16th century manuscript
The arms in a manuscript from +/- 1730
The arms in an 1884 book
The arms in a German album +/- 1910
The arms in an album from around 1905
The arms in an album from around 1910
The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
The arms on a 1910s trade card
The arms in an album from 1968
The arms in the Abadie albums
Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.
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