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 Ászár
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Ászár

(The County of Komárom-Esztergom)

Triangular Gothic shield (called Scutum Triangulare) erect and quarterly, enframed or.

The settlement’s coat of arms can be described as follows:

In dexter chief the charge of a mounted armoured warrior is borne, argent, his horse is tinctured proper (brown). With his spear warrior is tilting a dragon vert, lying in agony in front of him. (Similar motives can be found in coats of arms of several other settlements.) The beast is langued gules. The positioning of its tongue signifies the dragon’s agony.

Sinister chief and dexter base are party per fess with seven bends gules and argent, alternately. The uppermost field is tinctured gules.

In sinister base a bunch of grapes, or, borne encouped, with two leaves, both vert. Below it the silhouettes of a ploughshare and a coulter are borne.

The charges in the settlement’s coat of arms can be interpreted as follows:

The dragon-killing knight of the shield is a reference to St. George, the patron saint of the settlement. This charge is also a reference to bravery and the willingness to help the weak and the needy. The depiction of the agonising dragon is emblematic of the hope that the evil and destructive forces will soon disappear from our world. The charge itself is also a reference to a fresco, to be found in the Roman Catholic church of the settlement. This charge also recalls the fact, that the village has always been widely known for its horse breeding tradition. The colour brown of the horse symbolises loyalty and faithfulness.

The tinctures of the sinister chief as well as of the dexter base, that is the seven bends gules and argent, as well as the shape of the shield itself are references to the foundation of the settlement, an event, which took place in the Árpád Age. The alternation of tinctures is a symbol of the country’s stormy history, and, at the same time, it also signifies patriotism and loyalty to the Magyar people.

Sinister base recalls the village’s coat of arms of 1774, which was granted to the settlement by Empress Maria Theresia. The original 18th century coat of arms featured a sheaf of wheat, as its main charge, and it was replaced by a bunch of grapes in the village’s contemporary coat of arms. The charges from both local emblems are references to the respect the inhabitants pay to local traditions and also to their willingness to develop those traditions further. Thus the bunch of grapes signifies local viniculture and emphasises the nationwide fame of Ászár’s wines.