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 Szilvásszentmárton [¤]
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(Somogy County)

The heraldic description of the coat-of-arms and of the flag of the village of Szilvásszentmárton.

The coat-of-arms: Spade shield erect, azure, its base curved to a point. In base on a triple mound vert a Roman warrior (St Martin) habited brown leather and helmed is mounted on a horse passant, argent. The figure of St. Martin is holding a sword argent in his dexter hand and from his sinister shoulder one half of his robe is flowing, gules. In front of the horse, kneeling on sinister knee and turning toward the dexter the figure of a beggar is borne, habited gules and his head bent.Base of the shield is enframed by two branches of a plum tree, borne crosswise and fructed azure.

The interpretation of the coat-of-arms.

The coat-of-arms of Szilvásszentmárton is one of the canting arms, that is it is aimed at illustrating the settlement's history. As legend has it, St Martin, a young Roman warrior, who was well known for his generosity, once saw a beggar in the street shivering from cold. With his sword he cut his own robe into two and handed it down to the beggar.The branches of the plum tree surrounding the base of the shield are references to the name of the village. (Plum in Hungarian means szilva).