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 Újsolt [¤]
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Újsolt

(Bács-Kiskun County)

Triangular shield erect and gules. In base a double mound vert. In field vert two arrows are borne per saltire, both or. Above the mounds two vambraced arms, their elbows bent are stretching toward the centre. Dexter arm is holding three ears of corn, the sinister one is holding a scimitar, hilted or and bladed argent. Below the shield a tripartite swallow-tailed ribbon or is borne encouped, with ÚJSOLT, the settlement’s name inscribed in it in capital letters sable.

vIn the lowlands of Solt there are 11 mounds, two of which belong to Újsolt. These mounds are famous for their former function of being watchmounds in the Árpád age.

The entire administrative area of Újsolt was the property of Count Albert Nemes in the early 20th century. Its tenant’s name was Tóth, and so a nearby farmstead was called Tóth major, later Újsolt by its inhabitants. Újsolt occupies the northeastern parts of the area of Solt and in 1950 it became an independent settlement.

The most significant sights of the village include the Árpád-age watchmounds and that is why they appeared as charges in the new settlement’s coat-of-arms.The original function of these mounds is symbolised by the charges of the two arrows. The tinctures (gules and argent) also recall the Árpád age. In addition, these two tinctures and the colour green (vert) of the base symbolise the Hungarian national colours. The arm holding three ears of corn is a reference to the dominant agricultural activity of the settlement. The arm holding a scimitar recalls the one-time landowner, Count Albert Nemes, since the same charge appeared in their coat-of-arms as well. The same charge also commemorates those inhabitants of Újsolt, who sacrficed themselves for their native land in the course of Hungarian history.

The heraldic tinctures and metals were applied int he settlement’s coat-of-arms in accordance with the general rules of heraldry. Like all cultures, heraldry also links the colours and tinctures to the cosmic world. Thus, their symbolic meaning can be given as follows:

Metals:

Or /golden (Sun): sense, mind, faith, authority, nobility, chastity and morality.

Argent/silver (Moon): wisdom, purity, innocence, prudency

Tinctures:

Gules/red (Mars): patriotism, self-sacrifice, willingness to act and generosity

Vert/green (Venus): freedom, love, eternity, beauty and health.