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SCHWAZ

State : Tirol
District : Schwaz

Wappen von Schwaz/Arms of Schwaz

Official blazon

  • (de) Unter von Rot und Silber zweimal geteiltem Schildhaupt in Silber ein schwarzer Schlägel und Eisen.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on April 28, 1899.

Schwaz received town rights already in 1326, but it never had its own arms until the 17th century. In the 16th and 17th century in different sources and in the seals of the miner's guild, two crossed miner's tools were used. The type of tools differed between different sources however. They were not used in official town documents. The tools clearly symbolised the importance of mining in the area. Only in 1899, when Schwaz received city rights, the tools became the official symbol of the city, with as a chief the arms of Austria.

Arms of Schwaz

The arms in a 16th century manuscript
Wappen von Schwaz

The arms by Ströhl, 1902
Wappen von Schwaz

The arms in the Wappen-Sammlung (+/- 1910)
Wappen von Schwaz

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Schwaz

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
Wappen von Schwaz

The arms on a First Day Cover, 1999

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Literature : Köfler and Beimrohr, 1995; Gappa, 2005; Image provided by Karl Palfrader (k.palfrader@aon.at)