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 Ladánybene [¤]
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(Bács-Kiskun County)

Shield erect, tierced per fess, base curved to a point. In chief azure a mounted warrior is borne, sitting on a horse, looking backwards and bending his bow. On warrior's back a quiver with three arrows, all or. Warrior is cloaked gules, cap and boots or.

The colour of the horse is brown (proper), its mane, tail, harness and saddle or.

At fess a triple mound vert. The running horse's feet are on the mound in the middle.

Base argent; on sinister side a juniper branch is borne, leafed vert and cropped azure. On dexter side an ear of corn is borne, or. The lower sections of the juniper branch and the ear of corn intersect.

In the middle of the coat-of-arms in parts two and three a small-size shield (escutcheon), azure is borne, with a vambraced arm, gules, holding a sword argent as its main charge. Above and beneath the elbow a floral pattern is borne respectively.

The symbolism of the coat-of-arms:

The colour blue of the chief can be the reminder of the colour of the sky, as well as of peace. The mounted warrior is sitting in a position, typical of the conquering Hungarians. The warrior is a reference to one of them, named Bene, who, in the 920s became the owner of the fields, where today Ladánybene is located.

The three green mounds are to symbolise the undulating area, typical of the Kiskunság region, one can see near Ladánybene.

The colour blue of the base of the shield is to refer to the plains, and, at the same time it refers to the one-time drainage areas of the region. (Madaras-tó, Széktó).

The smaller shield of traditional shape in the middle is typical of the majority of the coats-of-arms in the Jászság region. The word Ladány, the anterior constituent of the settlement's name is a reference to the fact, that in the mid-1700s the area called Bene-puszta was donated to Jazygians. The area, where Ladánybene is situated these days was likely to have been owned by the people of Jászladány.

The juniper branch of the base refers to the wooded area surrounding the village, as well as to the virgin juniper groves in the northern and western parts of the village, which are protected areas.

The golden ear of corn of the base emphasises the agricultural characteristics of the settlement.