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Municipality of Vettweiß (Germany)

Gemeinde Vettweiß, Kreis Düren, Northrhine-Westphalia

Last modified: 2012-10-08 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Vettweiß banner]   image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Dec 2011
approved 24 May 1967 See also:

Banner

Description of banner:
It is plain green banner. In the upper third is the coat of arms without shield.
Source: 2(b) of Hauptsatzung of the municipality of Vettweiß, update August 2010
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Dec 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
At the base is a golden inescutcheon bearing a black, rampant, double queued lion tongued red. Above is an issuant St.Mary holding naked Jesus in her arms. Both are nimbed golden (= yellow) and St.Mary wears a blue robe. They are surrounded by a golden (= yellow), starry gloriole.
Meaning:
According to source the arms are based upon a seal from 1550. The origin of the image of the St. Mary is not known. The inescutcheon is alluding to the dukes of Jülich, the former rulers for many centuries.
Source: Nagel 1986
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 13 Dec 2011

Banner and coat of arms were approved by minister of interior of Northrhine-Westphalia on 24 May 1967.


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