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Wappen von Uri

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms of Uri date from the early 13th century. The oldest known seal dates from 1249, but is probably older. It shows already a bull's head with a ring.

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The seal from 1249
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Seal of Uri used from 1489-1548

The bull was probably a canting symbol. The oldest Germanic tribes to settle in the area named the area Ur (wilderness). The land was inhabited by a kind of bulls, known as Urochs (Bos primigenus), the ancestor of our present cows.

The arms of the canton thus have basically not changed since.

Wappen von/Blason de Uri

Wappen von/Blason de Uri

Variations of the arms in the Kaffee Hag albums 1914-1960
Wappen von/Blason de Uri


Literature : Mühlmann, L. : Wappen und Fahnen der Schweiz, Bühler Verlag, Lengnau, 1977 and 1997.