File:DEU Witten COA.svg

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Summary

Coat of arms
English: the City of Witten
Blazon
Deutsch: „Das Wappen der Stadt zeigt in einem in Rot und Silber (Weiß) geteilten halbrunden Schild im oberen Teil zwei voneinander abgekehrte, doppelgeschwänzte, aufgerichtete silberne (weiße) Löwen.“
English: “Per fess gules two lions rampant addorsed Argent and Argent.”
Blazon reference
Deutsch: § 1 Absatz 3 der Hauptsatzung der Stadt Witten
Tincture
argentgules
Description
Deutsch: Das Wappen wurde bereits 1883 durch die Bezirksregierung Arnsberg genehmigt und am 6. November 1911 durch den preußischen König erneut verliehen worden. Es entstammt einem Siegel der Herren von Witten aus dem Jahre 1283. Da die Farben nicht bekannt waren, wurden möglicherweise die westfälischen Farben Rot und Weiß gewählt.
English: The arms were granted on November 6, 1911. They were adopted by the city in 1883 and formally granted in 1911 by King Wilhelm II of Preussen. The arms are based on the oldest known arms of Lord Everhard of Witten-Steinhausen from 1283. His descendants ruled the village as vassals for the Emperor until 1806. The seal already shows the two lions and an empty lower half of the shield. All branches of the family have used these arms onwards. As Witten received city rights only in 1823, there are no old seals or arms for the village known.
Date
Deutsch: zuletzt verliehen am
English: last granted on
Artist
Source Veddeler, Peter; Wappen, Siegel, Flaggen; Münster 2003; S. 248 und 554; ISBN 3-87023-252-8
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SVG developmentW3C grn.svg The source code of this SVG is valid.Inkscape-yes.svg This coat of arms was created with Inkscape by Jürgen Krause.


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This file depicts the coat of arms of a German Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts (corporation governed by public law). According to § 5 Abs. 1 of the German Copyright law, official works like coats of arms are in the public domain. Note: The usage of coats of arms is governed by legal restrictions, independent of the copyright status of the depiction shown here.
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coat of arms of the City of Witten, Germany

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current07:14, 9 July 2016Thumbnail for version as of 07:14, 9 July 2016412 × 472 (16 KB)Jürgen Krauseredrawn
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14:26, 9 August 2012Thumbnail for version as of 14:26, 9 August 20121,425 × 1,560 (57 KB)Jürgen Krausecomplete rework
16:58, 11 December 2011Thumbnail for version as of 16:58, 11 December 20111,436 × 1,564 (829 KB)Jürgen Krause{{COAInformation |blasoncz= |blasonnement-cz= |ref-cz= |blasonde=Stadt Witten |blasonnement-de=„Das Wappen der Stadt zeigt in einem in Rot und Silber geteilten halbrunden Schild im oberen Teil zwei voneinander abgekehrte, doppelgesc
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