Lwówek Śląski

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LWÓWEK ŚLĄSKI

Province:Dolny Śląsk
County : Lwówek Śląski

Coat of arms (crest) of Lwówek Śląski
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Origin/meaning

The arms of the city show a city gate with a golden lion. The lion (Lwow, German: Löwe, the old name was Löwenberg) is a canting element. These arms are based on the oldest seal of the city (known since 1341). On February 14, 1501 King Wladislaw of Bohemia granted new arms to the city, which were confirmed by Emperor Maximilian I 12 days later. These arms show a red double-tailed lion and a chequered eagle, see image below. The lion is the lion of Bohemia, the eagle the arms of Moravia, but both are presented in wrong colours (see the Czech National Arms). These arms were still in the first half of the 20th century , but were later replaced by the arms above.

Coat of arms (crest) of Lwówek Śląski

The arms on a 1615 coin
Siegel von Lwówek Śląski

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Seal of Lwówek Śląski

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

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

The arms as shown in 1970
Coat of arms (crest) of Lwówek Śląski

The arms as shown in 1963
Coat of arms (crest) of Lwówek Śląski

The arms as shown in 1994

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LiteratureOld image obtained from Laszlo Szirtes; background from Hupp, O:  : Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s.