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Province : Jawa Tengah

Coat of arms (crest) of Pekalongang
Official blazon
English blazon wanted


I have no information on the origin or meaning of these arms. Any information is welcome.

Colonial arms

The arms were officially granted on September 28, 1931.


In azuur een netwerk van goud, waarover heen drie zilveren visschen 2 en 1 rechtop geplaatst. Het schild gedekt met een gouden kroon van drie bladeren en twee paarlen. Schildhouders: twee leeuwen van goud, getongd en genageld van keel. Wapenspreuk  : "Pek-along-an" in gouden latijnsche letters op een lint van azuur.

The lower part of the arms is canting; the name is derived from the Javanese words for a place for good fishing with nets. The arms thus show a fishing net and undefined fish. I have no information on the other elements in the arms.The arms were first adopted by the municipality in 1921, with supporters and a mural crown. In 1928 the municipality requested the Dutch government for official approval of the arms. The Dutch Court of Arms (Hooge Raad van Adel) rejected the mural crown, as that was only allowed for towns that used to have city walls and have been under siege. As this was not the case for Pekalongan, the crown was changed. The arms were finally approved by the colonial government in 1931.


The full colonial arms

The arms in the Koffie Hag albums +/- 1930
Arms (crest) of Pekalongang

The full colonial arms by T. van der Laars, 1930s
Coat of arms (crest) of Pekalongang

The arms on a tile, 1930s

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Literature : Rühl, 1933; Koffie Hag albums, 1920s and