The saxon coat of arms

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The coat of arms

The coat of arms
The coat of arms shows the black and golden bars of the master coat of arms of the Ascanians, a prince dynasty of Lower Saxony, which this since the year 1261 for the distinction of the coat of arms presented (lower)saxon duchy a branch of sheet. This was converted in the course of the time to the today's lozenge ring. When the last Ascanian died 1422, the German emperor Sigismund gave the electorate Saxony as well as the duchy, to the Margrave Frederick IV. the Belligerent of Meissen. Together with the electorate (the right to select as one of seven princes the German emperor) thereby also the coat of arms turned to the Wettiner.

The white-green flag was introduced 1815 and reflected the green-white cockade of the Saxon army. In an order of Friedrich August I. from 22 May 1815 had been specified to surround the white cockade of the Saxon troop with a broad green edge to exclude mistakes with other troops. On his return from the Viennese congress the king was welcomed by the population with white-green loops. That pleased the king and thus was certain the new national colors.

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