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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Baden-Württemberg
District (Kreis) : Ostalbkreis (until 1973 Aalen)
Additions : 1970 Flochberg; 1971 Schloßberg; 1972 Kerkingen, Trochtelfingen; 1973 Baldern, Oberdorf am Ipf; 1975 Aufhausen, Unterriffingen
In Gold der schwarze Reichsadler, belegt mit einem von Rot und Blau gespaltenem Brustschild, darin eine goldene Hafte (Kesselrinken).
Bopfingen was already mentioned in 1241 as an imperial city. The oldest known seal dates from 1279 and shows the imperial eagle. On a second seal, known since 1283, the eagle is flanked by two stars. The small breastshield first appears in 1462 as arms, and later also on the seals. The origin or meaning of the small shield is not known. The arms were formally granted in 1955.
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.