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 Szűr [¤]
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(The County of Baranya)

The settlement’s coat of arms is a spade shield erect and azure, its base is curved to a point. Base is arched and vert. The charges of the settlement’s coat of arms were taken from the one-time seal of the village. In chief the letters S and R are inscribed in or.

At fess on the dexter side a ploughshare or, borne on the green arch and with its edge turning toward the dexter. In the fess on the sinister side three stylised ears of corn are borne, issuing from the green arch. They are all argent.The settlement’s coat of arms is dominated by these three charges. Shield is embraced by a mantling vert and gules. It is topped by a closed helm or, adorned by a crown, also or. Below the shield a ribbon with the Hungarian and German versions of the settlement’s name SZŰR/SIER.

The print of the one-time village seal was found on old documents when doing archival research and this seal served as basis when creating Szűr’s coat of arms. The seal print is monochromous. When selecting the tinctures for Szűr’s coat of arms the features of the settlement and its people were both taken into consideration. This is how azure and vert became the two dominant tinctures in Szűr’s coat of arms. The green arch in the village emblem symbolises the hilly areas which surround the settlement. Most of the local inhabitants live from agriculture and the growing of corn is the most important occupation in the village. This is why the ears of corn are the dominant charges in Szűr’s coat of arms.

The tinctures as well as the words of the inscription are references to the origin and the composition of the settlement’s inhabitants and they also symbolise the Hungarian and the German local governments of the village. This is why the ribbon is partly azure and the inscription argent and the other half is argent and the inscription is azure.

The shield itself is tinctured azure.

The tinctures can be interpreted as follows:

Colour blue (azure) is a reference to the colour of the sky, the air and water; it is a colour signifying purity as well as faithfulness and loyalty. Colour green (vert) is the colour of the green hills, but it is also a symbol of rebirth, nature, spring and the symbolical colour of the Garden of Eden. Colour white (argent) is the colour of divine light, perfection and innocence. The golden letters S and R as well as the golden ploughshare symbolise the significance of these motives in the settlement’s coat of arms.

The ornamental mantling surrounding Szűr’s coat of arms is in accordance with the whole of the village’s emblem. The crown on the top does not signify any rank, it has a pure ornamental function.

Photographs of Szűr:

1.-2. Winter landscape of the village

3.-4.-5. Kraut style buildings and parts of buildings

6. The tower of the church of Szűr

7. Typical street of Szűr

8.-9. Parts of a typical porch and a typical veranda

10. There are a lot of iron fences in the village – part of a decorative iron fence

Photos by: Béla Szökőcs

Wappen der Gemeinde Szűr

(Komitat Baranya)

Nach Forschungen im Archiv haben wir die Zeichnung des nachstehenden alten Wappens gefunden.

Wir haben es als Grundlage zur Fertigstellung des Wappens verwendet. Aus der Zeichnung des alten Wachswappens wurden die Pflugschar sowie die Buchstaben R,S übernommen.Da das Wachswappen nur einfarbig ist, mussten wir auch die Farben des neuzuplanenden Wappens herausfinden. Die Farbenauswahl war durch unsere Gegend und die hier lebenden Leute bedeutend geprägt.