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 Lövőpetri [¤]
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(Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County)

The main charge of the shield, an arm holding a scimitar, refers to the assumption that the first inhabitants of the settlement were Pecheneg warriors, whose task was to defend the country’s borders. At the same time the charge also recalls a later period of time, when Lövőpetri was inhabited by free noblemen. It is also worth noting that the most renowned native son of the village of Lövőpetri, Gáspár Petry served as captain in the kuruc (anti-Habsburg) army of Prince Ferenc Rákóczi II. This is why the main tinctures of the shield include gules (red) and azure (blue), the most dominant colours of the coat-of-arms of the Rákóczi family.

Above the arm a sun rayonnant is borne, a charge, which in general signifies light, caressing warmth and in particular the hope of local inhabitants for survival.

The triple mound in the base echoes the features of the local terrain, and it also refers to an old legend, by which the treasure of the Rákóczi family might have been hidden some place on a hillside full of vineyards. The mounds are adorned with several trees and they also might be assigned multiple meanings. Traditionally, until the very end of the 19th century the village of Lövőpetri was surrounded by oak trees, today the settlement is embraced by nicely growing acacia groves. The aged oak tree, which can be found in the courtyard of the old school building is one of the famous sights of Lövőpetri. It was planted in 1896 to commemorate the one thousandth anniversary of the Hungarian Conquest.

Shield is topped by a crown, an emblem, which was also used in a seal print as early as 1821.