Dzierżoniów

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DZIERŹONIÓW

Province: Dolny Śląsk
County: Dzierżoniów

Arms (crest) of Dzierżoniów
Official blazon
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Origin/meaning

The arms of the city (former names Reichenbach in Schlesien and Rychbach) show the image of the local patron saint, St. George killing the dragon, in front of a city wall. The saint already appeared on the oldest seal of the city, known since 1303, the wall appeared around 50 years later.

Although the composition of the arms has not changed since, the colours have varied widely, see below:

Reichenbachsz1.jpg

The seal from around 1900
Wappen von Dzierżoniów

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Dzierżoniów

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Arms ofDzierżoniów

The arms as shown in 1963
Dzierzon.jpg

The arms as shown around 1970

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Literature : Plewako and Wanag, 1994; http://www.dzierzoniow.pl/