Marienberg (Sachsen)

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MARIENBERG

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Erzgebirgskreis (until 2008 Mittlerer Erzgebirgskreis)
Additions : 1994 Lauta; 1996 Niederlauterstein; 1998 Lauterbach; 2003 Hirtstein (1994 Rübenau, Reitzenhain, Kühnhaide, Satzung); 2012 Pobershau; 2013 Zöblitz (1999 Ansprung (1931 Grundau, 1974 Sorgau))

Wappen von Marienberg (Sachsen)
Official blazon
German

In Blau eine auf silbernem Halbmonde stehende gekrönte Maria im roten Unter- und blauem Überkleide mit goldenem Strahlenkranze. Mit der Rechten hält sie das Christkind, mit der Linken ein goldenes Lilienzepter. Unter dem Halbmonde befindet sich der sächsische Schild, dahinter schräggekreuzt die schwarzen Berghämmer.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1897 and again in 1990. In 1936 the small shield of Sachsen was forbidden and the mining tools were placed in the shield instead of the arms of Sachssen.

The city developed around a silver mine and in 1523 it received its name, city rights and seal from Heinrch der Fromme, Duke of Sachsen. He devoted the town to Saint Mary in the Sun. The arms thus show St. Mary, with miner's tools for the silver mining. Previously the small shield showed the arms of Sachsen an the tools behind the shield, see below:

Wappen von Marienberg (Sachsen)

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Seal of Marienberg (Sachsen)

Seal from around 1940
Wappen von Marienberg (Sachsen)

Postal cancellation 1996



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Literature: Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s; Benzing et al, 1984