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Neukirchen-Balbini Market Town (Germany)

Markt Neukirchen-Balbini, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-20 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Neukirchen-Balbini town banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Neukirchen-Balbini Market Town

Neukirchen-Balbini Banner

It is a blue-white-blue vertical triband. The coat of arms is shifted towards the top.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Neukirchen-Balbini Coat of Arms

Shield Gules, on lawn Vert surrounded by four deciduous trees of the same a chapel Argent with roof Azure, on central chief an impending inescutcheon lozengy of Argent and Azure.
The lozengy shield is symbolising the sovereignty of the Wittelsbch kin. The chapel, blasoned as church (German: Kirche), is canting. The shape of the chapel remained nearly unchanged on all local seals since 1450. The trees are symbolising the Pruckerforst, a forest. The circumscription of the fist seal includes the name of the forest as distinguishing part of the name. Neukirchen is probably the most frequent name of German villages. Balbini was added to the name since the 15th century. It is genitive of the name of a the priest Palwinus, who worked in the town in 1303.
Sources: Stadler 1968, p.27 and "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.154-155
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

The banner is used without approval. The arms were granted in 1449 by Palatine Count Otto I of Mosbach.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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