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Arms (crest) of Steiermark

Official blazon

In grünem Schild der rotgehörnte und gewaffnete silberne Panther, der aus dem Rachen Flammen hervorstößt. Der Wappenschild trägt den historischen Hut.


The arms were officially granted in 1926 and show the historical silver panther on a green field. The hat is the Ducal hat.

Steiermark (Styria) was created in the 11 and 12th centuries and in 1180 it became a Duchy. It was named after its capital, Steyr, now in Oberösterreich. After a short rule by the Bohemian Kings, Steiermark became part of Austria in 1282.
Ever since the area of Steiermark has decreased. Parts now belong to other Austrian states, and in 1919 a large area became part of Yugoslavia (now Slowenia).

The panther first appears as a symbol for Steiermark on a seal from Duke Ottokar III from around 1260. The colours are known from the same time and have not changed since.

The panther is also used by the capital, Graz.

Arms (crest) of Steiermark

The arms as used in the 19th century
Arms (crest) of Steiermark

The arms as currently used
Wappen von Steiermark

The arms in a German album +/- 1910
Wappen von Steiermark

The arms in the Abadie albums
Wappen von Steiermark

The arms in the Emmerlinge Series album

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Literature : Gall, 1996

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