Katzenthal

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KATZENTHAL

Département : Haut-Rhin

Armoiries de Katzenthal

Official blazon

  • (fr) D'azur à la lune en décours versée d'argent sommée d'une croisette pattée d'or.

Origin/meaning

The arms are based on a seal of the village dating from 1659. The current colours are used since the late 17th century as the arms are listed in Hozier (see below). Only in the 19th century also a version with other colours was used; both versions are listed by Schœnhaupt below.

The meaning is not clear; the crescent may derived from the arms of Ingersheim, as the village was part of the Ingersheim parish until 1690.

Blason de Katzenthal

The arms in Hozier (1696)
Blason de Katzenthal

The arms by Schœnhaupt, 1900
Blason de Katzenthal

The arms in the Café Sanka album +/- 1932
Blason de Katzenthal

The arms on a cover (1985)

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Literature : Wilsdorf et al, Armorial des Communes du Haut-Rhin