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 Sárkeresztes
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(County Fejér)

The settlement's coat-of-arms symbolises local history as well as the main source of living of villagers in the past and at present.

The crown above the quartered shield erect on a pointed base refers to the fact that until 1193 the settlement was a royal possession.

A deed of gift of 1193 signed by King Béla III mentions the settlement for the first time. By this document the settlement was given as a gift to the Fehérvár Convent of the Knights of St John for having cured Queen Euphrosina from her illness.

From this period onwards Sárkeresztes was in the possession of the Knights of St John, then from the period of the Reformation it was owned by the Johannites until as late as the Turkish victory at Fehérvár. This historical period is symbolised by the quarterly, eight-pointed Maltese cross in the red (gules) field of the shield. The cross is also the emblem of the Johannites. The use of the Maltese cross as a heraldic charge was permitted to the village by the Hungarian section of the Johannites.

The eight-pointed star in the red (gules) field, the symbol of Calvinism is to express the Calvinist majority in the village which has been typical ever since the period of Reformation. The Calvinist congregation at Sárkeresztes after the Reformation for many years functioned as mother church for the Székesfehérvár congregation.

The ploughshare and the wheat sheaf in the two green (vert) fields represent the agricultural characteristics of the village, typical in the past and at present as well.