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LEOBEN

State : Steiermark
District : Leoben

Wappen von Leoben

Official blazon

Auf rotem Grund einen weißen Vogel Strauß mit je einem Hufeisen in Schnabel und Klaue.

Origin/meaning

Leoben is to this day the most important Styrian mining town, seat of a renowned Montanuniversität (an university specialized in mining, metallurgy, oil-drilling and related sciences).

According to medieval science, the ostrich ate and digested iron which it needed to survive. The ostrich thus was an appropriate symbol for the city. The arms have been used since the late 13th century.

Wappen von Leoben

The arms by Zacharias Bartsch (1567)
Arms of Leoben

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Wappen von Leoben

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Siegel von Leoben

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Leoben

The arms in the Abadie albums

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Literature : Image provided by Karl Palfrader (k.palfrader@aon.at), Kobel, p. 100f ; Bartsch (1567) Link=Steiermark