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Gleiritsch Municipality (Germany)

Gemeinde Gleiritsch, Landkreis Schwandorf, Bayern

Last modified: 2022-08-27 by klaus-michael schneider
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[Gleiritsch municipal banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 19 Aug 2022
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Gleiritsch 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

Gleiritsch Coat of Arms

Shield Argent above a fleur-de-lis Azure, beneath two mattocks Gules in saltire, mantle Gules.
The fleur-de-lis is symbolising the Regensburg branch of the Benedictine St. Emmeram Imperial Abbey. The village belonged to the estates of the monastery at least since 1031. The mantle is reminding on the Lords of Plassenberg, who owned the local district (Bavarian: Hofmark) from the middle of the 16th century until the middle of the 17th century. The mattocks are a differentiation and taken from the arms of the Counts of Kreuth. As the name is derived from Reuth (= forest clearance), the mattocks are canting elements. The counts owned Gleiritsch Manor since 1688 until the early 20th century.
Source: "Oberpfälzer Wappenbuch - Öffentliche Wappen der Oberpfalz", Regensburg 1991, pp.152-153
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

Banner and arms were approved on 6 May 1987 by district governor (Regierungspräsident) of Oberpfalz.
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 Aug 2022

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