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Wappen der Welt
Civic heraldry of Germany
State : Hessen
Urban district (Kreisfreie Stadt) : Kassel
Additions : 1899 Wehlheiden; 1906 Bettenhausen, Kirchditmold, Rothenditmold, Wahlershausen; 1936 Harleshausen, Niederzwehren, Nordshausen, Oberzwehren, Wolfsanger, Waldau
Im blauen Schild ein silberner Schrägbalken, begleitet oben von sechs, unten von sieben schräggestellten silbernen Kleeblättern.
The arms were granted again in 1936, when the number of trefoils was set on 13. The arms of Kassel with the bar and the trefoils is known since the end of the 15th century. The trefoil appears for the first time on a seal dating from 1243. The seal shows a fortress with a church. On the middle tower of the church a trefoil can be seen. Around 1350 trefoil appear on watermarks of the city and finally in a seal in 1467 as the sole symbol. The origin of the trefoil is still unknown. Kassel became a city around 1225 and the oldest seals show Count Hermann of Thüringen, shown as a knight. There is no sign of a trefoil.
The arms in a manuscript from +/- 1730
The arms in an 1884 book
The municipal stamp shown in 1892
The arms in a German album +/- 1910
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms in the Abdulla album, 1928
The arms on a 1960s matchox label
The arms on a 1910s trade card
The arms on a 1960s trade card
The arms in the Abadie albums
Postal cancellation 1961
The arms on the city hall (image Hubert de Vries)
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Literature : Stadler, 1964-1971, 8 volumes.