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Mayen-Koblenz County (Germany)

Landkreis Mayen-Koblenz, Rheinland-Pfalz

Last modified: 2021-07-24 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: mayen-koblenz | koblenz(county) | coronet | seedling | fess(wavy) | chevron(wavy) |
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[Mayen-Koblenz County] 3:5 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2010 See also:

Mayen-Koblenz County

Mayen-Koblenz County Flag

It is a green-white-red horizontal tricolour with centred arms.
Source: Debus/state archive Speyer in Klaus Günther: "Kommunalflaggen von Rheinland-Pfalz", CD.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2010

Mayen-Koblenz County Banner

[Mayen-Koblenz County banner] 5:2 image by Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2010

It is a green-white-red vertical tricolour with arms shifted to top.
Source: Debus/state archive Speyer in Klaus Günther: "Kommunalflaggen von Rheinland-Pfalz", CD.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2010

Mayen-Koblenz County Coat of Arms

Shield Vert parted by a fess wavy Argent, in chief a coronet Or, in base a seedling Argent.
Meaning:
The fess wavy is representing the rivers Rhein and Mosel. The coronet is representing the former Koblenz County and appeared also in its county arms. The seedling is taken from the arms of the former Mayen County and blasoned as "Mayenbaum" (i.e. maypole) and considered to be canting.
Source: German WIKIPEDIA
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2021

The arms were approved on 27 April 1971.
Jörg Majewski, 8 Sep 2010


Koblenz County (- 1970)

Koblenz County Banner

[Koblenz County (-1970) plain banner]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 Jan 2014
[Koblenz County (-1970) banner w/ CoA]
5:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2021
   

It was a green-white vertical bicolour (see left image above). According to Klaus Günther the banner was also used with arms shifted to top (see left image above).
Meaning:
The colours are the main colours of the county arms and of the former Rheinprovinz as well. On 7 November 1970 the county merged with Mayen County. Small portions became part of the city of Koblenz and Rhein-Hunsrück County.
Sources: Stadler 1964, p.52 and presentation of Klaus Günther on 27 September 2020 in Schwarzburg (DVT28)
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2021

Koblenz County Coat of Arms

Shield Vert parted by a chevron wavy Argent, in chief a coronet Or with gem stones Azure and Gules.
Meaning:
The chevron is symbolising the confluence of Rhein and Mosel at the "German Corner" (German: Deutsches Eck) in Koblenz. The coronet is representing the so called "king's seat" (German: Königsstuhl) in nearby Rhens. It was built in 1376 and had been the meeting place of the seven German Electors, who nominated the German kings in this place. The monument was transferred to the western edge of Rhens in 1928. The former version of the arms displayed the black Prussian eagle without crown in the chief.
Source: Stadler 1964, p.52
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 15 July 2021


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