Marne (Dithmarschen)

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State : Schleswig-Holstein
District (Kreis) : Dithmarschen (until 1970 Süderdithmarschen)
Amt : Amt Marne-Nordsee

Wappen von Marne
Official blazon
German In Blau über durchgehender silberner Zinnenmauer mit offenem Tor, darin ein goldenes Fallgitter, der wachsende, golden nimbierte und gekleidete heilige Matthäus, der ein silbernes Beil mit rotem Griff hält, begleitet beidseitig von je einem silbernen Ring.
English blazon wanted


The arms were officially granted on August 8, 1892.

The arms are based on the old medieval seal of the city, known since 1281. The arms show the local patron saint S. Matthew with a book. When the new arms were designed in 1891 the saint was shown standing behind a city wall, as Marne had become a city in 1891. Instead of the book, he received an axe in his hands, symbol of a martyr. The two rings indicate the dikes in the area, which protect the city from the sea.

Siegel von Marne (Dithmarschen)

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Siegel von Marne

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Marne

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

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