Kroppenstedt

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KROPPENSTEDT

State : Sachsen-Anhalt
District (Kreis) : Börde (until 2007 Bördekreis)
Verbandsgemeinde : Verbandsgemeinde Westliche Börde (2005-2010 Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Westliche Börde (1994-2005 Verwaltungsgemeinschaft Gröningen))

Wappen von Kroppenstedt

Official blazon

(de) In Blau auf silbernem rot gezäumten und gesattelten Roß der Heilige Martin (Sankt Martin) im goldenen Gewand, mit dem silbernen Schwert seinen roten Mantel für den vor ihm knieenden Bettler teilend.

Origin/meaning

The arms show the patron saint of the city, St. Martin.

The arms were supposedly granted in 1208 by King Philipp of Sachsen. Previously the city is supposed to have used St. Stephen in its seal. This legend, however, most likely is not true, as in 1208 the town had no city rights (granted early 14th century).

The oldest seal is known from 1359 and shows already St. Martin. All later seals and images show the same saint.

Wappen von Kroppenstedt

The seal from around 1900
Wappen von Kroppenstedt

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



Literature : Hupp, 1903. Sachsena.jpg