Rostock

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ROSTOCK

State : Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Urban District (Stadtkreis) : Hansestadt Rostock

Wappen von Rostock/Arms (crest) of Rostock
Official blazon
German
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Origin/meaning

The arms combine the griffin of the Princes of Rostock with the arms of the Hanseatic League of cities. The griffin first appears on the second known seal of the city, which is known since 1367. The first seal showed a bull's head with a sun and a crescent. The third seal also shows only the griffin(below). The bull's head is the arms of Mecklenburg and the princes of Rostock were a branch of the Dukes of Mecklenburg.

Wappen von Rostock

Seal from 1351
Wappen von Rostock

Seal from 1384
Wappen von Rostock

Small seal from late 14th century
Arms of Rostock

The arms in a manuscript from 1514
Arms of Rostock

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Arms of Rostock

The arms on a 1567 coin
Arms of Rostock

The arms on a 1643 coin
Arms of Rostock

The arms on a 1762 coin
Arms of Rostock

The arms on a 1855 coin
Seal of Rostock

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Rostock

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

The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
Arms of Rostock

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Rostock

Postal cancellation 1976
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The arms on a a stamp
Wappen von Rostock

The arms on a manhole cover (source])



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Literature: Das Wappen der Hansestadt Rostock, leaflet published by the city of Rostock, 1993; Bensing et al, 1984.