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Province: Podlaskie
County: Bartoszyce

Arms (crest) of Bartoszyce

Official blazon


The oldest seals of the city, which date from the 15th century, already show two crossed axes on a small hill or mountain, making the whole arms canting. The axe is a canting symbol (Barte=axe). All known later seals also only show one of two axes. The old arms (see below) show a knight of the Teutonic Order, holding an axe. The town was a longtime possession of the Order. When the knight was added is not known.

Siegel von Bartoszyce

The municipal stamp shown in 1892
Arms (crest) of Bartoszyce

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1915
Arms (crest) of Bartoszyce

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925

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Literature : Plenako and Wanag, 1994