National and historical symbols of Hungary

In this section you can find the crests of almost 2400 settlements of Hungary with notes. Find the starting letter of the settlement in the list and click if you want to see it.

The Coat-of-Arms of the Village of Ásotthalom
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Ásotthalom

(County Csongrád)

Ásotthalom is situated in the western part of the county of Csongrád, where the sandy and marshy areas meet.

Shield pear-shaped, erect, quartered per cross, intentionally resembling a shepherd's bag.

In dexter chief azure, on a field vert a lamb argent at a slant contourné, respecting; to the sinister, stuck in the ground a crook sable hooked or.

In sinister chief gules, enfiled by a wreath of thorns sable and argent a demi-cross issuing from flames jessant from a heart, all or.

In dexter champaine gules an iris psammophyte slipped vert, fleuronné or.

In sinister champaine azure, on the prominent middle of a three-pointed mount vert, issuing from a five-pointed crown verdured or a demi-turul (mythical eagle of the ancient Magyars) sable at a slant and headed contourné, abaissé, raising in the dexter claw or a scimitar bladed argent and tilted or.

Across the top a five-pointed (verdured three with two pearls) open crown verdured or, adorned with rubies, sapphires, and pearls argent.

Under the shield English oak branches vert crossed in saltire from the dexter and sinister, adorned with acorns or.

This coat-of-arms belongs to the category of canting arms, since its charges refer to the most important stages of the settlement's history.

The black turul standing on the triple mount and raising a scimitar can be related to the name of the village, since it was here that Attila the Hun set up his military camp. According to chroniclers, the black turul was his emblem, and treasure hunters used to dig here in the hope of finding his valuables presumably hidden somewhere in the region.

The iris psammophyte refers to the unique flora of the marshland around.

The lamb on the green mount, the crook and the shape of the shield resembling a shepherd's bag symbolise that shepherding has been the chief occupation of local inhabitants from the period of the migration of peoples up to now. What is more, even Emperor Franz Joseph I is said to have tasted the dish prepared by the local shepherds. The lamb also refers to the fact that the town of Szeged used to lease pastures in the region, and that many of the settlers came from Szeged's lower town district.

The golden heart in flames enfiled by a wreath of thorns is a reminder of the active religious life of the local community, as well as of the fact that their church was consecrated to honour the sacred heart of Jesus Christ.

The crown symbolises the autonomy of the settlement.