Bad Sankt Leonhard im Lavanttal

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BAD SANKT LEONHARD IM LAVANTTAL

State : Kärnten
District : Wolfsberg

Wappen von Bad Sankt Leonhard im Lavanttal

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 29, 1970.

The main charge is the holy abbot, St. Leonhard, with his attributes, crosier, book and chain. The small escutcheon in front of the saint is the arms of the Hochstift (Free State) of Bamberg (Germany). For centuries, the bishop was the lord of the market-borough of St. Leonhard and the surrounding lands.

The oldest seal of the city is known since April 22, 1391 and shows only the patron saint, not the small shield. The oldest known seal with the Bamberg arms dates from 1486. Later seals nearly all show the small shield, even though some seals are known without.


Literature : Deuer, 2006

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