Jena

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JENA

State : Thüringen
Urban district (Stadtkreis) : Jena
Additions : 1909 Wenigenjena; 1913 Lichtenhain, Ziegenhain;1922 Ammerbach, Burgau, Löbstedt, Winzerla, Zwätzen; 1922 (only until 1924) Göschwitz, Kunitz, Lobeda, Wöllnitz; 1946 Lobeda, Wöllnitz; 1969 Göschwitz; 1994 Closewitz, Cospeda, Drackendorf, Ilmnitz, Isserstedt, Jenaprießnitz, Krippendorf, Kunitz, Laasan, Leutra, Lützeroda, Maua, Münchenroda, Remderoda, Vierzehnheiligen, Wogau

Wappen von Jena/Arms (crest) of Jena
Official blazon
German

In Silber ein blau-silbern gekleideter Engel mit Nimbus, Harnisch, Helm und Flügeln in Gold. Mit der Rechten stößt er einem grünen Drachen eine braune Lanze in den Rachen, in der Linken hält er einen goldenen Schild mit aufgerichtetem schwarzem, rot bezungtem und bewehrtem Löwen, der linke Fuß steht auf dem Drachen. Unter dem Drachen befindet sich ein kleiner Silberschild mit blauer Weintraube.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on September 16, 1992, but are much older.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, dating from 1382. The arms sho the local patron saint, the Archangel St. Michael, killing a dragon. The small shield with the lion was added when the city became a possession of the Counts of Thüringen and is derived from the arms of the Counts of Meissen. The small shield in the base is the actual coat of arms of the city, which was used as such since the 15th century.
This small shield was added to the composition in 1992, but already appeared as part of the small shield in the 1930s, see right image below.

Arms of Jena

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Wappen von Jena

Seal from around 1900-1920
Wappen von Jena

Seal from around 1900-1920
Wappen von Jena

Seal from around 1900-1920
Wappen von Jena

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

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (1900)
Wappen von Jena

The arms in a 1936 album
Arms (crest) of Jena

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Jena

The arms as used in the 1930s
Wapen van Jena

Postal cancellation 1984
Wapen van Jena

Postal cancellation 2014



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Literature: Ulle, 1997