Xanten

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XANTEN

State : Nordrhein-Westfalen
District (Kreis) : Wesel (until 1974 Moers)
Additions : 1969 Birten (with Obermörmter and Vynen), Marienbaum, Wardt (with Lüttingen)

Wappen von Xanten

Official blazon

(de)

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1911 and again in 1953.

Xanten was an important Roman castellum and received city rights in 1228 by the Archbishop of Köln.

The city has used many different seals, the oldest with St. Peter, the patron saint of Köln, but most with his symbols, the two crossed keys. The two keys appear first in the great seal in 1320. The bordure, which appears in the 16th century has an unknown origin.


Seal of Xanten

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Xanten

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

The arms on a 1970s matchox label


Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes; Kafee Hag albums, 1930s.