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 Town of Felsőzsolca
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Felsőzsolca

(The County of Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén)

Coat-of-arms of Felsőzsolca:

The green field of the escutchcon with a pointed flange is divided into two by a silver wavy sripe (fess) in the opper third. An affrontee silver furrow splitter, whith its point downwards and a plough-iron are floatig under it. The escutcheon-holder is a crowned black eagle with outspread wings, holding a silver sword in its right talon. In the escutcheon the old agricultural implements (the furrow spiller and the plough-iron) are symbolizing the traditional farming, while silver wavy sripe is symbolizing the river Sajó. The eagle holding the coat-of-arms refers on hand to formed landowners, the Rákóczis, while on the other hand it expresses the settlement's history, laid waste by wars.

The settlement's seal from the feudal age is safe-kept in the Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County Archives. Its device is the following: "...1817".

Its picure: a furrow splitter and a plough - iron above them there is a furrowed track, probably symbolizing a river.

The symbols of the seal belong to the most common ones, a lot of villages used to have similar or almost the same symbols. That's why, when renewing it, on one hand, we were to preserve the traditions. On the other hand we exterded the original coat-of-arms so that it could have a peculiar character, and could be more distingnishable from the similar ones. Considering that the Rákóczis were the most notable family among the settlement's handowners, we chose one motif of this family's coat-of-arm's: an eagle holding a sword.

We adjusted it to the escutcheon as the holder of the coat-of-arms.

Felsőzsolca is a town sitnated at the eastern foot of the Bükk-hill, on the left river-side of the Sajó, on the eastern part of the Borsod area, bordering Abaúj. Its surface is plain, mindly rough. Its soil is formed by aeolian (loess) soil. Felsőzsolca was promoted to be a town in 1997.

Pictures:

1. A bird's eye view

2. The Bárczay Mansion

3. The Greek Orthodox church