Beckov

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BECKOV

Province : Trenčín
District (okres) : Nové Mesto nad Váhom

Beckov (Erb, znak)

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on December 15, 1995.

The arms of Beckov are rather curious. They show an elephant with a castle. These probably developed by mistake. They are probably derived from the arms of the Bánffy family, who owned the local castle in the 15th century and had a bull in their arms. Somewhere in the 16th century the seal of the village had to be re-made and probably at the time the bull was seen as an elephant. Ever since the village has used the elephant as its arms. The tower on his back refers to the local castle.


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Literature : Kartous and Vrteľ , 2000; http://www.slovenska-republika.estranky.sk/clanky/zapadne-slovensko/beckov.html

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