Banská Bystrica

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Coat of arms (crest) of Banská Bystrica

Country : Slovakia

Province : Banská Bystrica

District (okres) : Banská Bystrica

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Official blazon
Slovak Sedemkrát strieborno-červeno delený štít.
English Barry of eight, Argent and Gules.


The origin or meaning of these arms is not very clear. The arms date from the latter half of the 13th century and are most likely derived from the arms of the Arpad dynasty, who became extinct in 1301.

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Literature: Kartous et al, 1991; Slowakei - Spaziergänge durch die Jahrhunderte der Städte und Städchen. Piroda, Bratislava, 1994 (German version, ISBN 80-07-00531-5).

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