Jessen (kreis)

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State : Sachsen-Anhalt
Additions : 1952 Torgau
Incorporated into : 1994 Wittenberg

Wappen von Jessen (kreis)/Arms (crest) of Jessen (kreis)
Official blazon

Geviert; belegt mit einem Herzschild. Feld 1: Schwarz über Silber geteilt, belegt mit zwei roten schräggekreuzten Schwertern; Feld 2: neunmal von Schwarz über Gold geteilt, schrägrechts belegt mit einem grünen Rautenkranz; Feld 3: in Gold ein schrägrechter dreireihig in Rot und Silber geschachter Balken; Feld 4: in Silber drei (2:1) rote Seeblätter. Der Herzschild zeigt in Grün einen silbernen Biber.

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The arms were granted on December 23, 1992.

The arms show in the first quarter the two swords of the rank of Fieldmarshall of the Holy Roman Empire. The counts of Saxony were appointed Fieldmarshalls and added the swords in their arms. The second quarter shows the old arms of Saxony. Both fields symbolise the fact that the county lies in the heart of Saxony.

The third quarter shows the arms of the Lords of Torgau and represents the former county Torgau, The fourth quarter shows the arms of the medieval counts of Brehna, who owned part of the area before it became part of Saxony. The escutcheon symbolises the rich nature in the area, which include a reservation for beavers.

Wappen von Jessen (kreis)

Postal cancellation 1994

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