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Boxberg City (Germany)

Stadt Boxberg, Main-Tauber-Kreis, Baden-Württemberg

Last modified: 2018-01-05 by klaus-michael schneider
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  • Boxberg City

    Boxberg City Banner

    3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider,

    It is a black - yellow - green vertical tricolour. The coat of arms is shifted to the top.
    Source: Stefan Schwoon spotted this flag on 17 July 2004 in front of the town hall
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2013

    Boxberg Coat of Arms

    In a golden (= yellow) shield is a black, rampant he-goat standing on a green triplemount.
    The arms are canting. "Box" is derived from "Bock", i.e. a he-goat, while "Berg" is a mountain. Boxberg was first mentioned as a city in 1284. Probably there existed seals since the end of the 14th century. The arms are based upon the oldest pattern of the city seal, from which prints are existing from 1480. The pattern hardly changed. The arms, especially the colours, were fixed in 1955 and based upon the seal from 1594.
    Source: Stadler 1971, p.27

    The coat of arms was approved by the county administration on 10 March 1977, published in GABl 292/1978. Not matching the standard specification the banner never was approved officially.
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 21 Mar 2013

    Unterschüpf Borough

    Unterschüpf Banner

    [Unterschüpf borough banner] image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018

    It is a red-white-red vertical triband with stripes of equal width. In a white bannerhead is the greater coat of arms.
    Source: this image
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018

    Unterschüpf Coat of Arms

    In a blue shield is the torso of bearded man, dressed in a robe, vertically striped of Gules and Argent. He wears a puff of the same with two fluttering ribbons. He holds three roses, one Argent and two Gules, with stems Vert in his right hand and a spade Or hilted Argent in his left hand. In the greater arms the shield is flanked by scarves Gules and topped by a blueish helmet, crested with the bearded man from the shield.
    The greater arms had been already displayed on the first local seal from 1562 and a flag from 1656, which is in source however not described in detail. The village had been possessed by the Knights of Rosenberg. In 1562 Emperor Ferdinand I granted the rights of a market town. The spade is representing the rural character, the roses and the main tinctures white and red are referring to the knights. According to source crest and scarves had been abolished in 1830. The date of their restauration is not known, but it has to be later than 1971.
    Source: Stadler 1967, p.105
    Klaus-Michael Schneider, 5 Jan 2018

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