Halle (Saale)

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State : Sachsen-Anhalt
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Halle (Saale)
Additions : 1900 Giebichenstein, Trotha, Kröllwitz; 1950 Ammendorf (1917 Beesen; 1920 Burg in der Aue, Osendorf, Radewell), Bruckdorf, Büschdorf, Dölau, Diemitz, Dautzsch, Kanena, Lettin, Mötzlich, Nietleben, Passendorf, Reideburg, Seeben, Tornau, Wörmlitz-Böllberg; 1990 Halle-Neustadt

Wappen von Halle (Saale) / Arms of Halle (Saale)
Official blazon

In Silber ein steigender roter Mond zwischen zwei sechsstrahligen roten Sternen, der überhöhte Stern etwas größer dargestellt.

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Halle became a city in the 14th century. Before this two councils ruled the area, the 'mountain-council or Berggericht' and the 'valley-council or Talgericht'. Both already used the crescent and some stars in their seals, dating from the early 14th century. The oldest seal of the city itself dates from the end of the 14th century and shows the St. Mary with child on a throne. On both sides of the throne and below it, there are three shields with the present arms. The arms have not changed ever since.

The arms in the late 15th century

The arms in a manuscript from 1514

The arms in a manuscript +/- 1530

The arms in a 16th century manuscript

The municipal stamp shown in 1892

Seal from around 1900

The arms in the Abdulla-Deutsche Städtewappen album, +/- 1910

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

The arms in the Abadie albums, 1930s

The arms on a stamp

The arms on a manhole cover
(image Roy de Ruyers‎)

The arms on a manhole cover
(image Roy de Ruyers‎)

Postal cancellation

Postal cancellation 1978

Postal cancellation 1986 (with Halle-Neustadt)

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Literature : Papendieck, H. : Die Wappen der Landkreise und kreisfreien Städte des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt. Landesarchiv Magdeburg, 1996.