Bingen am Rhein

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State : Rheinland-Pfalz
District (Kreis) : Mainz-Bingen (until 1969 Bingen)
Additions : 1929 Büdesheim; 1939 Gaulsheim, Kempten; 1969 Bingerbrück; 1972 Dietersheim, Dromersheim, Sponsheim

Wappen von Bingen am Rhein/Arms (crest) of Bingen am Rhein
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The arms show St. Martin, the patron saint of the town and the arms of the State of Mainz.

Bingen became a city in the early 13th century and the oldest seal of the city, shows St. Martin sitting on a throne like a bishop. This is an identical seal as several other cities in the State of Mainz (see Miltenberg and Aschaffenburg).

Later seals show St. Martin in the more common way, as a knight cutting his coat for a beggar. Not always was St. Martin shown on the arms, sometimes only the wheel of Mainz was used.

Seal of Bingen am Rhein

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Bingen am Rhein

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms (crest) of Bingen am Rhein

The arms in the Continentale Verlags-Anstalt album, +/- 1910
Arms (crest) of Bingen am Rhein

The arms in the Abadie albums

Literature: Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.

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