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 Sarkadkeresztúr [*** ¤]
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(The County of Békés)

Sarkadkeresztúr is a settlement of great past at the borders of the counties of Békés, Bihar and Zaránd.

The village's coat-of-arms is a Renaissance shield erect, quartered.

In upper dexter (first) field azure, a Latin cross, a chalice and a Greek Orthodox cross (cross botony), all argentand alaisé, borne bendwise sinister (starting from the chief toward the fess).

In upper sinister (second) field gules a demi ear of wheat with seven seeds, all or.

The lower dexter (third) field is barry of five gules and argent.

In lower sinister (fourth) field azure a Moon increscent, a Sun rayonnant with eight rays and a Moon decrescent, all or and alaisé, borne also bendwise sinister (starting from the fess to the base).

The settlement's coat-of-arms belongs to the category of canting arms. The golden ear of wheat in the red field symbolising life-blood expresses that in the area there has been thriving agricultural activity since ancient times to the present day.

The number seven of the seeds evokes the Magyar conquerors who settled here, whereas the field barry of gules and argent is a reminder of the one-time village with a church form the age of the Árpád dynasty.

The settlement's life force is manifested by the fact that its Sun is permanently in splendour, whereas the (Turkish) Moon has changed from increscent to descrescent, yet it is still shining. (The Moon at the same time symbolises the two dwelt outparts, Kisnyék and Varsányhely, which belong to Sarkadkeresztúr.)

The silver ecclesiastical symbols express that the inhabitants belonging to five Christian denominations live together in peace, symbolised by the colour blue of the sky.