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Banská Stiavnica city, Slovakia

Banská Štiavnica okres, Banská Bystrica region

Last modified: 2004-10-23 by jarig bakker
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[Flag of Banská Štiavnica] by Zeljko Heimer 11 Jan 1998
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Banská Štiavnica

Banská Štiavnica is a medium sized Slovakian town some 100 km (?) east of Bratislava. The flag is a blue swallow-tailed flag with white border all arround.
Zeljko Heimer, 11 Jan 1998

Banská Štiavnica Coat of Arms

[Coat of Arms of Banská Štiavnica] by Zeljko Heimer 11 Jan 1998

The coat of arms is azure, a tower with walls argent surrounded with three working tools (what kind?) or.
Zeljko Heimer 11 Jan 1998

It looks like a pick, a hoe and a hammer and chisel.
Ole Andersen, 11 Jan 1998

Banská Stiavnica was in the past a very famous silver mining town. So you can suppose that the tools are mining tools. Banská Stiavnica is about 200 km away from Bratislava.
A. and R. Reißmann, 26 Mar 1999:

I believe you will find that the device at the bottom of the COA is a cutting  or welding torch.  I used to be in the business.
John Hume, 3 May 1999.

I think you may wish to amend your comments about the municipal coat of arms for Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia.  Your comment that the tool at the bottom was a cutting torch was very odd.  This coat of arms was designed and used in 1275.  People in our town refer to it as the hammer and chisel -- I think that is more reasonable for such an ancient heraldic device.
Craig Averill, 10 Dec 2002