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 Municipality of Sárosd [** ¤]
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Sárosd

(The County of Fejér)

The coat-of-arms of the municipality of Sárosd goes back to the period when it was raised to the rank of market-town, when on October 20, 1761 Empress Maria Teresia bestowed a seal on the settlement. This seal served as a basis for the creation of Sárosd's contemporary coat-of-arms.

Renaissance shield erect, vert, coupé en pointe, pierced flanche-wise, base curved to a point. In the base a fishing boat gules bowed at a slant, in the middle a stork erect as if replacing the pile. In the sinister chief, issuing from the sinister an eradicated right arm proper, vambraced, holding a scimitar unsheathed and bladed argent.

Across the top a helmet proper barred or, borne affronté, ensigned with a five-pointed crown verdured, or, adorned with two pearls between the three leaves. The crest is a repetition of the motif borne in the shield: an eradicated right arm proper, vambraced, holding a scimitar unsheathed and bladed argent.

Scarves: to the dexter gules and or, to the sinister azure and argent.

The coat-of-arms of Sárosd is very likely to be one of the canting arms, since this area was often flooded, so it has always had rich pastures for grazing cattle. When the settlement was first mentioned in a written document in the 13th century, it was in relation to a legal procedure, in which the stud-grooms of the crown (agazones regales) were engaged in a lawsuit to get hold of this land; following a few decades of civil ownership the area went into the possession of the Hantosszék Cumans. (The Cumanians also served as mounted soldiers). The colour green and the boat in the shield are symbolical of the rich pastures which are characteristic of this land.

The role of the stork is more obscure, although at a swampy place like this, the stork could have been a common bird. Another explanation for the stork borne in the coat-of-arms of Sárosd is that the bird, also called 'eszterág' is a reminder of the name of the Esterházy family, the landowners of this region at the time when the settlement was raised to the rank of market-town. The vambraced arm holding a scimitar symbolises military bravery, since Sárosd gave a lot of brave soldiers to the country from as early as the 13th century, with the stud-grooms of the crown, the Cumanians, and the representatives of the nobility like the members of the Thoman, the Széplaki Botka and the Esterházy families being a few of them.

The crowned helmet usually worn by the nobility is not commonly found on top of communal coats-of-arms, but in this case this motif seems to be well-founded.

The coat-of-arms of Sárosd meets the requirements of heraldry in every respect; an impressive piece of work representing the natural and social characteristics of both the past and the present. Hopefully it will have a beneficial effect on the future of the settlement as well by welding the inhabitants of Sárosd in order to win their everyday battles and overcome all their difficulties.