|Heraldry of the World (Wappen der Welt)
Civic heraldry of Germany - Deutsche Wappen (Gemeindewappen/Kreiswappen)
State : Bayern
The arms are based on the arms of the three former territories to which the area belonged. The eagle is the eagle of the city of Nürnberg, the quartered shield is the arms of the Margraves of Nürnberg-Ansbach from the house Hohenzollern, and the points are the arms of Franken.
The arms of the Kreis Mittelfranken, which existed until 1945 were quite similar:
These arms show the eagle of Nürnberg and the points of Franken.
The arms in the Deutsches Wappenmuseum
Literature : Image and information taken from here : http://www.stmukwk.bayern.de/blz/bezirke/bezirke.html; Hupp, O: Kaffee Hag albums, 1920s
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