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Northeim City (Germany)

Stadt Northeim, Landkreis Northeim, Lower Saxony

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: northeim | castle | lion(yellow) | triplemount |
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[Northeim city flag] 3:5 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017 See also:

Current Flag

Description of current flag:
The flag's ratio is 3:5. It is a yellow over red horizontal bicolour with centred arms.
Source: this online catalogue
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017

Plain Flag reported 1891

[Northeim plain flag 1891] 1:2 image by Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Description of  flag:
The ratio is given as 1:2. It was a yellow over red horizontal bicolour. The information is confirmed by Stadler 1970, p.62
Source:H.Ahrens "Hannoversche Landschafts-und Städtewappen", 1891, plate XX
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 22 Nov 2011

Coat of Arms

Description of coat of arms:
Shield Vert, issuant from base a triplemount Gules, the mount is charged with a lion passant Or tongued Gules, the mount is crowned by a castle Argent having three towers roofed Gules and charged with a minuscule letter "n" and by two more freestanding towers of the same.
Meaning:
Northeim gained city rights before 1250. The arms are based on the oldest seal is from the late 13th century. The triplemount is not mentioned, but blazon instead denotes the shield as parted "trefoily" of Vert and Gules. The lion is taken from the arms of the Welfen kin, who ruled the city for many centuries. The two freestanding towers were added in the early 18th century. A counter seal from the 14th century and the arms in the Sassenchronik Roll of Arms just displayed an initial "N" as arms.
Source: Stadler 1970, p.62
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 27 June 2017


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