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Civic heraldry of Germany
Tecklenburg was the capital and seat of the Counts of Tecklenburg. The village was first mentioned in 1226 and was granted city rights in 1388. Even though it has a long history, there are no known seals of the city until the late 18th century. The present arms are based on this seal and show the three water-lily leaves of the (old) arms of the Counts of Bentheim, who in 1262 inherited the title and county of Tecklenburg. The anchor is taken from the arms of the County Lingen, to which the city later belonged. When these arms were first used is thus unknown.
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
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