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Croatian Civic Heraldry


The arms were granted in 1779 by Empress Maria Theresia and only modernised.
The arms in the upper part the flag and arms of Croatia, the three towers represent the city and the anchor its harbour.

In the Yugoslav Coffee Hag album the arms were shown in different colours :

Ströhl shows in his book on Austrian-Hungarian city arms a totally differnet design, namely a red shield :

According to him the historical seal of the city showed the local patron saint St. Andrew, holding a star and a cross. A second seal from 1681 should have shown the saint standing on a bridge, with his cross before him and holding a fish. Next to him the Madonna with Child were placed. The above red shield was granted in 1778 with as supporters St. Margareth with the dragon and St. Andrew with the cross.

Literature : Image taken from http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr/descr/index.html (with permission); Grbovi Jugoslavije; Ströhl, 1904.

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