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 Szeremle [¤]
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(Bács-Kiskun County)

The heraldic description of the coat-of-arms of Szeremle is as follows:

Triangular shield erect and vert, in the middle of which a stag’s antlers are borne or. Between the two branches of the antlers a triangular escutcheon is borne, with its edge touching the chief. Escutcheon is azure and it is divided into two parts by a wavy bend argent. In chief the charge of a stork statant is borne, proper. In base a fish or is borne encouped. Although it is not the part of the shield itself, but as outer ornament a motto (devise) is borne below the shield. The name of the settlement is inscribed in letters argent on a wavy ribbon vert.

The coat-of-arms of the village of Szeremle can be interpreted as follows:

The village of Szeremle chose a uniquely designed coat-of-arms as its emblem. Its charges and tinctures are similar to those ones, which were frequently used in the coats-of-arms of many other rural settlements. In chief the charge of a stork is borne in field azure, a typical bird of the region of the Hungarian Great Plains. The charge of the stork is rarely used in Hungarian heraldry and this is why its appearance in Szeremle’s coat-of-arms might be an exemplary practice.

The arrangement of the two shields in Szeremle’s coat-of-arms is the most unique feature of the settlement’s emblem. In a triangular shield vert a stag’s antlers are borne and between its two branches an escutcheon azure can be seen. The upper edge of the bigger shield and that of the smaller shield overlap.

The coat-of-arms of the village of Szeremle was designed in accordance with the rules of heraldry. It is plain yet unique, and also easily recognisable. In its unique features it differs form those undistinctive and schematic other emblems, which were designed to tell as much as possible about the settlement in question, but in addition to being unimaginative they often break the rules of heraldry. A special merit of Szeremle’s coat-of-arms is the fact that it does not intend to force the agricultural characteristics of the settlement by using commonplace charges such as a bunch of grapes, a ploughshare or a sheaf of wheat in its shield.

Szeremle’s coat-of-arms is an example of highly valued art work, and, most importantly, it is appreciated and widely used by the inhabitants of Szeremle in their everyday life as well.