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 Hantos [*** ¤]
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(The County of Fejér)

Hantos is situated in the county of Fejér. Its history probably dates back to the age of the Árpád kings. After the Mongol invasion this swampy area abundant in waters and rich in fields suitable for grazing was settled by Cumans. The centre of the region was then called Hantosszék. The Cumans' first documented mention is from 1419; nevertheless, they must have been living here from the middle of the 14th century. In the period following the Battle of Mohács (1526) the area got depopulated again and was passed from hand to hand by many owners and pledgers, until it went into the possession of the Counts Esterházy, then the Counts Batthányi, and finally the Zichy family. However, part of it was still ruled by the noble family of the Fiaths. The settlement of today came into being with the unification of Nagyhantos, Középhantos and Kishantos. Like their predecessors, most dwellers were and still are employed in agriculture. This is the historical past that provides motifs for the settlement's coat-of-arms described below, and makes it one belonging to the category of canting arms.

The coat-of-arms of Hantos is a spade shield erect, the base curved to a point, at chief/fess point parti per fess gules and azure. In dexter chief gules six wheat stalks or borne in the ear, in middle chief a hand scythe sable at a slant to the sinister, bladed argent, in sinister chief a garb or.

In fess and base azure on a field vert, mounted on a horse argent courant to the sinister, harnessed, crined, queued and hoofed sable a Cuman warrior in a pointed high cap or trimmed vert, habited in a caftan gules, slacks vert and boots sable, shooting from a bow or an arrow to the dexter; in his quiver or thrown over the shoulder and charged with a stylised sun are borne arrows in sheaf, shafted sable and feathered gules.

Across the top a Cuman high cap gules, lined sable, riveted, and laced with bands, all or. The shield is enfiled at full height by palmette-patterned mantling or and azure.