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 Erdőtelek [¤]
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(Heves County)

Historical documents as well as the village seal of 1778 were taken into consideration when creating Erdőtelek’s current coat of arms.

The settlement’s civic emblem is a spade shield erect and tiercy. In dexter chief azure a demi-Gingko leaf vert is borne issuing from a stem in a field vert. In sinister chief gules a demi- oak leaf is issuing from a stem. The floral motives are to symbolise the settlement’s botanical garden of international reputation.

In base the stylised depiction of the Buttler mansion is borne. On the dexter side deciduous trees, on the sinister side evergreen trees decorate the shield. The motives of the mansion together with the trees are references to the historical traditions of the Buttler family, and, at the same time, the trees also commemorate the founding father’s of the settlement’s botanical garden.

In field sable two ears of corn or are borne crosswise. The colour sable recalls the colour of fertile soil; the ears of corn are references to the agricultural characteristics of the settlement and they symbolise fertility and the eternal cycle of life.

In-between the two ears of corn a ploughshare is borne and it is pointing downward. This motif represents another reference to the agricultural characteristics of the settlement.

Shield is enframed by a stylised ribbon gules and azure, tinctures, which by tradition are considered typical at Erdőtelek. On the top the ribbons are fastened by a sun-motif, a symbol, which recalls life force, a pre-condition for rebirth and revival.

Shield is bordured vert, a colour, which refers to the Hungarian inhabitants of the village, and, at the same time, it symbolises Hope.