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Croatian Civic Heraldry

VINKOVCI

Origin/meaning:
The coat of arms of Vinkovci is adopted on 22 September 1922, and was designed by painter Mirko Racki after the idea of Mate Medvedovic, city counsellor and founder of the civic museum. The symbolic of the coat of arms is official explained like this : the mural crown reminds to the Roman city of Cibaliae, upon which Vinkovci was build; three bunches of grapes in the colours of the Croatian tricolour in golden field and three corn ears in the red one represent the wealth of the region; in the base blue field there is a stone table - the symbol of the part that Vinkovci had in the national movement of 1848; three silver storks are for the wealthy marshy area. The silver bars stand for the river of Bosut with its tributary Ervenica (or Nevkoš, according to another tradition).

Literature : Image taken from http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr/descr/index.html (with permission)



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