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Wappen von Trier/Arms (crest) of Trier

Country : Germany

State : Rheinland-Pfalz

District (Kreis) : Urban District (Kreisfreie Stadt)
Additions: (to see click on expand)

  • 1888 Löwenbrücken
  • 1888 Maar
  • 1888 St. Barbara
  • 1888 St. Paulin
  • 1888 Zurlauben
  • 1912 Feyen
  • 1912 Heiligkreuz
  • 1912 St. Matthias
  • 1912 St. Medard
  • 1930 Biewer
  • 1930 Euren
  • 1930 Kürenz
  • 1930 Olewig
  • 1930 Pallien
  • 1969 Ehrang-Pfalzel
  • 1969 Eitelsbach
  • 1969 Filsch
  • 1969 Irsch
  • 1969 Kernscheid
  • 1969 Ruwer
  • 1969 Tarforst
  • 1969 Zewen

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Official blazon
German In Rot der stehende, nimbierte und golden gekleidete St. Petrus mit einem aufrechten, abgewendeten goldenen Schlüssel in der Rechten und einem roten Buch in der Linken.
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Trier was already an important city in the Roman times and the seat of a bishop in the early Middle Ages. The patron saint of the city is St. Peter. The oldest known seal of Trier dates from 1113 shows a city wall with a gate. In the gate the figure of Christ is placed between St. Peter and St. Eucharius. In the 14th century only St. Peter is used on the seals. All later seals show only St. Peter in different positions.

Seal of Trier

The seal from the 12th century

The arms of the city, on the other hand, only showed a red cross on a white field, the arms of the State of Trier. To the arms two lions were added as supporters in 1337. Only in the last century the arms were replaced by the figure of St. Peter taken from the seals. The cross of the State of Trier are widely used, see also the arms of Rheinland-Pfalz.

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Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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