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On the "Great Orthenfiesta", 24 Apr 2005 the Orthen Society revealed
the "Gemeintvlag" after a mess in the San Salvator church. The flag
has a yellow field with three red mill-irons. The flag has been designed
after an idea of the Heemkundekring de Orthense Schaar. Research revealed
that a coat of arms like that had been used by "a lord of Brabant".
The "villa Orthen" is already mentioned in 815, that is before the foundation of "s-Hertogenbosch. "Villa" means here: estate. The duke of Brabant used it as a hunting-domain, which was referred to as "het bos van de hertog" (the woods of the duke), hence: "des hertogen bosch" --> "-Hertogenbosch.
Source: this website
- where one can see the flag before the town hall of Den Bosch.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Apr 2005
I had a closer look at this
website and concluded that the three mill-irons had been miraculously
transformed into 6 red half-circles and 3 icehockey-pucks.
Stefan Lambrechts, 9 Jan 2007
Arms: or three mill-irons gules, placed 2,1.