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The above arms were adopted on October 12, 2005.
The coat of arms of Metlika are based on the medieval seal of the city, showing a tower with two ravens sitting in its base. The ravens are said to be in vigilance watching against a potential attack of the Turks.
Seal from around the 14th century
Seal from around 1900
The arms by Ströhl (1904)
The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1932
The arms in the Abadie albums
[Literature]] : http://zeljko-heimer-fame.from.hr; Stanič and Jakopič, 2005