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 Kozármisleny [*** ¤]
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Kozármisleny

(County Baranya)

In the Middle Ages Kozármisleny consisted of two independent settlements.

Renaissance shield erect, rompu en pointe, pierced flanche-wise, base pointed, tierced by two curves issuing from the chief and terminating at dexter and sinister base point.

Chief azure, in dexter an iconic demi-Christ borne affronté, faced proper, haired sable, vested purpure, over his head an aureole or crossed purpure, holding in his dexter hand a book vert with the letters 'alpha' and 'omega' on the cover. In sinister a castle argent, towered on the dexter and with a bastion masoned on the sinister. In front of the castle are borne obstacles purpure, the moat water azure. In tent sable, issuing out of a mount vert a demi-sun or, debruised by a nomadic warrior shooting from a bow to the sinister, vested in a caftan vert, a pointed fur cap and slacks gules, on his side a sword argent, mounted on a horse courant sable.

Across the shield a closed helmet at a slant, proper, round the gorget on a chain or a medaillon, and crested with a triple-pointed crown or, adorned with two pearls. Mantling: dexter gules and or, sinister azure and argent.

The coat-of-arms of Kozármisleny is one that we call canting arms. Kozár is very likely to symbolise the settling down of the Kazár-Kabar ethnic group, which arrived here alongside with the conquering Magyars. This fact explains for the representation of the figure of the rider shooting an arrow backwards in the style of the raiding Magyars. Behind him the disc of the sun (displayed in a manner intentionally unusual in heraldry) symbolises the chronichler Ibn Ruszta's mention of the golden sun carried in front of the Kazár chief kagán while he was riding out, and on which the rays were crenellated. The dexter chief symbolises Misleny. The name is southern Slav in its origin and means Divine Providence. The word Misleny (in the form of Mislen) appears for the first time in historical sources in 1266 after the Mongol invasion. The settlement later loses its religious importance (unlike Kozár, the local parson and the papal tithe of which are mentioned as early as 1335), after its church likely to have been erected to honour Christ, the symbol for Divine Providence, got destroyed during the Mongol invasion. The stylized castle in the sinister chief symbolises on the one hand a local palisade (refugium) during the Turkish era, on the other hand it is a reminder of the fact that Misleny, detached from the land surrounding the castle of Kovázd, was bestowed on the sons of Bailiff Farkas in 1266, following the heroic death of their father at the battle of Muhi.

Photos:

1. The main street of Kozármisleny with elaborate blocks of flats and shops

2. The new housing estate of Kozármisleny

3. The Community Centre of the Village and Pond from the vineyard of Kozármisleny, with Pécs and the Mecsek in the background

4. The new Service House in the centre of Kozármisleny

5. The Church of Assisi Saint Ferenc Monastic Order of Nurses. It was built in 1997 by the monastic order from Swiss donation. The local autonomy ensured the land for a token sum

6. The Church of Assissi Saint Ferenc Monastic Order of Nurses, in night lightning. The night lightning was realised by the local autonomy

7. Catholic Church, bell cage

8. A lion drinking fountain (Catholic Church Garden)

9. New mortuary in the cemetery

10. Heroic monument in the Old Village