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Civic heraldry of Serbia - грбови Србиjе
District : South Bačka
Part of Novi Sad
The arms of Petrovaradin date from the 17th century. The first and fourth quarter show a two-headed eagle, the symbol of the Austian-Hungarian Empire. The second quarter shows Saint Peter, the patron saint of Petrovaradin (lit. translation Peters' Fortress) and the five golden pigeons in the third quarter symbolise freedom and the five nations of Petrovaradin at the time (Germans, Hungarians, Serbs, Croatians and Greeks). The armed hand may be the symbol of a fortress (Petrovaradin was the biggest fortress in Europe built by the French architect Voban in the 17th century and was called Gibraltar on Danube).
The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Literature : Image send to me by Dragomir Acovic (acovic@EUnet.yu), background from Ivan Svircevic, Yugoslavia
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