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OSCHATZ

State : Sachsen
District (Kreis) : Nordsachsen (until 2008 Torgau-Oschatz)
Additions : 1934 Zschöllau; 1973 Merkwitz, Lonnewitz (1950 Zöschau), Schmorkau (1950 Mannschatz), Thalheim (1936 Saalhausen)

Wappen von Oschatz

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted in 1896.

The lion is derived from the arms of the Margraves of Meissen, who acquired the village and surrounding territory in the 13th century and later granted the city rights. The stars were probably added to distinguish the arms from the Meissen arms, and were first shown on the seals in 1387. The first use of lion and stars appeared in 1478.

Wappen von Oschatz

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


Literature : Bensing et al., 1984