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Deutsche Wappen

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State : Hessen
District (Kreis) : Marburg-Biedenkopf
Incorporated into : 1971 Stadtallendorf

Wappen von Schweinsberg

Official blazon


Schweinsberg received city rights in 1332, but the city never used an own seal or arms until 1818. The new seal showed the present arms, which combine the crest of the Princes of Hessen with a canting swine's head. The city was a possession of Hessen since the early 16th century. As several other towns also used the crest in their arms (Kirchhain, Kirtorf), the swine's head was added to distinguish the arms.

Seal of Schweinsberg

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Schweinsberg

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

Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.