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 Szalatnak
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Szalatnak

(Baranya county)

In forming the coat of arms the old seal and the village’s characteristics helped. The three heraldic roses represent the oldest memories of the village’s history, the roses were also an emblem of the Szente-Mágocs Clan. This clan had large territories surrounding the village. The village Szalatnak is first mentioned in connection to János, who was the member of the Tolna-Baranyai branch of the clan in 1325. The rose is not only a memory of the village’s history, but in Christian iconography it also represents the Christ and the Virgin Mary.

The grapevine, vignettes, and the plough and colter were sphragistic elements, now defined in the terms of heraldry. At last, we should mention the leaves of a lime tree, which represent the German inhabitants of the village.

Colors and metals are applied according to the rules of heraldry. In heraldry, as in every culture, the colors are connected to the cosmic world. Accordingly, their symbolic meanings are the following:

Metals:

Or (Sun): reason, intellect, faith, prestige, virtue and morality

Argent (Moon): wisdom, purity, innocence and shyness

Colors:

Gules (Mars): patriotism, self-sacrifice, readiness to act and generosity

Azure (Jupiter): loyalty to principles, persistence, resistance and trust

Vert (Venus): freedom, love, beauty, hope, healthiness, happiness and eternity.