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 Harsány
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Harsány

(County Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)

The shield's outlook was based on a seal used in the 18th and 19th century which can still be found in the archives of B. A. Z.-county. On the oval seal the following motives can be seen: a crown among five-pointed palm branches, above it a hand holding a branch of grapes and further above a rounded arch saying Harsány. The task of shield drafting was to chose armorial bearing according to the rules of heraldry based on the ancient emblem and to chose colors for it.

There is a bent hand in a blue field holding a branch of grapes on the shield of Harsány. Under it between two floating palm branches we can see the crown. The patterns of the shield are golden.

The hands holding a branch of grapes refer to the agelong viniculture. The bishopric of Eger placed one of its important tithe collecting centres here. As an evidence the tithecollecting cellar can be still visited today. The size of the cellar is unique in the Bükk region. The palmbranch and the crown refer to the main owner of the village's territory, the bishopric of Eger.

Pictures:

1. Fish pond surrounded by forests in the valley of the brook Csincse (detail)

2. The Roman Catholic church

3. The Calvinist church