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    Croatian Civic Heraldry

    OSIJEK

    Origin/meaning:
    The coat of arms is basically the same as the one granted in 1809 by king Francis I, today in much simplified form. In a blue field a silver bridge with a tower, above it a silver escutcheon and a red arm holding a sabre (which was actually the arms of Bosnia at the time). The original grant showed two angels as supporters of the small shield and two eagles above the bridge, see below.


    Above the images of the arms of Bjelovar as shown by Ströhl (1904) and in the Kava Hag albums (1930s)


    The original image from 1809

    Literature : Image taken from http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr/descr/index.html (with permission); Grbovi Jugoslavije; Ströhl, 1904; Old image from : http://www.mdc.hr/osijek/hr/4-povijesni/4-01povijesni.html



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