Duchy of Zara

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Civic heraldry of the Austro-Hungarian Empire
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DUCHY OF ZARA

Arms (crest) of Duchy of Zara

Official blazon

Origin/meaning

The Duchy of Zara (now Croatia), was created in 1797 when it was acquired by Austria-Hungary. The territory had a complicated history and belonged to Byzantium, Venice, Hungary and Turkey prior to 1797. The arms show the H. Chrysogonus, the patron saint of the city of Zara.


Literature : Ströhl, 1890