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Based on a description in [kra81]:
Divided horizontally - the upper field red and white, the lower field red.I understand the description to be in the proportions 1-1-2.
The arms are divided into four fields, the first and
the fourth are silver with a red prince’s crown, the
second and the third are red with a silver ecclesiastical
banner with three rings. The silver banner is a reminder
of Count Hartmann III of Wendenberg-Sargans who was
given the present day areas of Oberland and parts of
the Unterland by treaty on the 3rd of May 1342. This
treaty gave birth to the county of Vaduz whose links
with the empire were confirmed by King Venceslas in
1396. So were created the territorial and judicial
bases of the future state of Liechstenstein. Hartmann,
Count of Vaduz, was the first ruler of the country to
establish his residence in the castle. The ecclesiastical
banner is also a reminder that the counts of Vaduz were
the founders of the church of Saint Florin. The arms were
given to the commune of Vaduz by law by the former
reigning Prince on the 26th of July 1978.
Pascal Vagnat, 21 Nov 1995
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