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Municipal flag of Ptuj - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 September 2004
The flag and arms of Ptuj are described in Article 2 of the Municipal Statutes Statut Mestne občine Ptuj (uradno prečiščeno besedilo), adopted on 20 June 1999 and published on 22 July 1999 in the official municipal gazette Uradni vestnik Mestne občine Ptuj, 6/1999.
The flag is simply described to be white with the coat of arms in it.
According to the Statutes, there should also be a Decision regarding the use of the symbols but it seems that it has not been adopted yet.
The flag of Ptuj is white with the coat of arms in the middle, as shown by Roger Gogala [gog02]
Željko Heimer, 10 September 2005
Coat of arms of Ptuj - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 January 1999
Article 2 of the Municipal Statutes defines the municipal coat of arms as the coat of arms
of the town of Ptuj from 1576.
The coat of arms of Ptuj can be blazoned as: Argent a cross gules. The shield is shown in a baroque cartouche.
Stanič [stj05] shows and describes a number of historical coats of arms of Ptuj. The city has been using a seal since the XIIIth century, showing St. George killing the dragon. Sometimes in the XVth century this was simplified to only show the red cross on white as the St. George's cross. Such is known from the book of Bartsch, 1587 and also in Valvasor's collection. Some variants changed the colours and since the second half of the XIXth century a coat of arms "vert a cross pattee couped gules and a mullet or in base" has became popular, even though its origin is not known.
Željko Heimer, 14 May 2006
Former flag of Ptuj - Image by Željko Heimer, 24 January 1999
According to my observations, the flag of Ptuj in the 1995s was a vertical flag with 7 square tails, white, bordered red, and with the coat of arms in lower part.
Željko Heimer, 24 January 1999
Former emblem of Ptuj - Image by Željko Heimer, 14 September 2004
According to Zalokar [zal90], the emblem used in Ptuj from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s is an hexagonal shield showing the silhouette of the old city on a honeycomb background surrounded with a wreath of wheat and vine, with a ribbon bearing the name of the community OBČINA PTUJ and a cog wheel in the middle of the waves. Atop a red five-pointed star.
Željko Heimer, 14 September 2004