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Schaafheim Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Schaafheim, Landkreis Darmstadt-Dieburg, Darmstadt District, Hesse

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Schaafheim municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 28 May 2006
approved 5 December 1986 See also:

Schaafheim Municipality

The banner is off-centred quartered of red and yellow. The coat of arms is on the common point of all quarters.
inhabitants 8,773
Darmstadt-Dieburg County
Darmstadt District , state Hesse
banner approved on 5 December 1986
details based on the presentations of Klaus Günther with kind permission
The municipality flags are shown mostly in banner form in Hesse.
Jörg Majewski, 28 May 2006

Coat of Arms

Shield parted per fess; above quartered, 1st and 4th quarter Or three chevrons Gules, 2nd quarter a lion passant sable, 3rd quarter a sinister facing lion passant Sable; beneath Gules a Paschal Lamb Argent, issuant from base a triplemount Argent charged with a wolf trap Sable.
The arms are known from mayor's seals with prints since 1586 the colours are known since the 17th century. The upper part of the arms displays the arms of the Counts of Hanau-Lichtenberg, former local rulers. The Paschal Lamb is a canting element (Schaf = sheep). The wolf trap is the old village symbol and was carved into local boundary stones and the local chalice of 1504 and on a description of the local borders from 1589.
The current arms were proposed in 1956.
Source: Stadler 1967, p.80
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 16 May 2017

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