Last modified: 2003-04-19 by jarig bakker
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Here is the flag of Slawno County (voj. Zachodnio-Pomorskie). The flag
is a BoA. The flag ratio is 1:1.
Jens Pattke, 30 Mar 2002
Slawno city (German: Schlawe) has its CoA on Ralf
Hartemink's site. - info:
"Schlawe was founded as a Polish village, but received its German name and city rights in 1317. The oldest seal of the city dates
from the same time and shows only a sea-griffin (an eagle with a fish tail). The sea-griffin was the arms of the Swenzo-family
that ruled the city. A second seal, dating from the mid 14th century shows the sea-griffin with the Wipper river, and the chequered
diamond. The meaning or origin of the latter is not known. All later seals show the same composition, which was placed in a shield
in the 19th century.
I have no information whether the present city still uses these arms.
Literature: Hupp, O : Königreich Preussen. Wappen der Städte, Flecken und Dörfer. Reprint von 1896 und 1898. Kulturstiftung
der deutschen Vertriebenen, Bonn, 1993."
The city still uses the CoA, and the county as well.
Jarig Bakker, 30 Mar 2002