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GRAZ

State : Steiermark
District : Graz (city)

Wappen von Graz

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The arms show the panther of Steiermark, as the city was already in the 12th century the capital of Steiermark. The only difference between the arms of the city and of the state, is that the panther in the arms of the city is crowned.

The panther already appeared in the 13th century seals of the city. All later seals have shown the panther in slightly different compositions, see below.

Siegel von Graz

Seal of Graz from 1261
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Seal of Graz from 1296
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Seal of Graz from 1440
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Smaller seal of Graz from 1440
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Seal of Graz from 1700


Wappen von Graz

The arms by Zacharias Bartsch (1567)
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The arms by Widimsky, 1864
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The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Wappen von Graz

The arms in the Abadie album +/- 1932


Literature : Kober and Pilchegger, 1956; Bartsch, 1567

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