The arms first appeared on a stained glass window from 1580 in the city hall, but are most likely much older. Later seals all show the same composition. The saint is St. James (Jacobus), patron saint of the city. The small shield shows the arms of the Margraves of Brandenburg. The city wall indicates the fortified character of the city.
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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