Coat of arms of Bytom

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Coat of arms of Bytom
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Versions
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1898 version by Otto Hupp
Details
Armiger Gmina Bytom
Adopted 1886

The coat of arms of Bytom was adopted by an 1886 resolution of the town council.

It is composed of two symbols. The left (heraldic: right) half shows a miner digging with a pickaxe for smithsonite. It is based on a 14th-century town (aldermen) seal, referring to the centuries-long tradition as a mining area. The right (heraldic: left) half features a golden eagle on a blue field - the symbol used by the Upper Silesian dukes of the Piast dynasty.