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 Szatymaz [*** ¤]
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Szatymaz

(The County of Csongrád)

The area of Szatymaz was once utilised for keeping cattle by the conquering Magyars, then by the Cumans. The nearby ponds and marshes gave home to a rich variety of birds, the area was intersected by one of the major roads of the country and, after a time, a church was also built here. Consequently, local history provides us with plenty of charges for the design of a coat-of-arms.

Renaissance shield erect, rompu en pointe, pierced flanche-wise, base curved to a point. Field azure, a bend wavy argent.

In chief and partly in fess sinister, issuing from the sinister a dexter hand argent vested purpure, holding a cushion purpure stringed or; resting on the cushion Hungary's holy crown or. In chief dexter a partly-covered sun in splendour, or. In base dexter on a field vert a six-branched peach tree at a slant to the sinister, leaved vert, truncated or, on the branches or six peaches, all or. Propped against the trunk from the sinister an eight-spoked cart-wheel sable.

Bend charged in dexter chief, at fess point and in sinister base with three cranes volant, proper. Across the top of the shield a tilting helmet at a slant, proper; round the gorget a medaillon or. Helmet crowned with a five-pointed crown verdured or, adorned with gems and pearls azure.

Mantling: dexter purpure and or, sinister azure and argent.

The coat-of-arms of Szatymaz belongs to the category of canting arms, as long as the wavy bend with the flying cranes either symbolises the waterworld in the neighbourhood, or the main road with a post-station, represented by the spoked wheel of a coach. The green field in the base symbolises the fertility of the land and the rich fields that once spread here, while the golden-fruited peach tree evokes the gardening tradition which rightly made Szatymaz world-famous.

The charge in the chief shows the right hand of St. Stephen of Hungary, holding the holy crown towards the sun. The sun is symbolical of the Virgin Mary, patron saint of Hungary, as was already described around 1018 by St Gerard, first chief-priest of the region, in his sermon with the motto "Mulier amicta sole", meaning "lady dressed in the sun". The basis of this is that the church of the settlement was consecrated to honour King Stephen, who offered the crown of Hungary to the Virgin Mary.

The helmet recalls the memory of the one-time heroes of the settlement, while the crown is symbolical of its autonomy.

Pictures:

1. The Roman Catholic church

2. "Fájdalmas Anya" (Mournful Mother), a World War II memorial designed in I992 by Katalin Gémes, a sculptor originating from Szatymaz

3. World War I Memorial