Coat of arms of Deva, Romania

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Coat of arms of Deva
ROU HD Deva CoA.png
Details
Armiger The Local Council of Deva (Consiliul local)
Adopted 1999
Crest A seven tower mural crown
Escutcheon Party per fess; the chief Gules, a rider mounted (vested in ancient costume) and sustaining a Dacian ensign (a snake with wolf head) all Or; the base Azure, a fortress on a hill Argent, accompanied on the dexter by a sun Or formed from a central point with rays, on the sinister by an increscent moon Argent
Supporters None
Motto None
Use On the City hall's and Local Council's documents

The Coat of Arms of Deva is, since 1999, the coat of arms used by The City Government of Deva, Romania (The Local Council of Deva, The Mayor of Deva). The Coat of Arms of Deva, composed by the shield and the coronet (the mural crown), was modelled after the coat of arms in use during the interbelic period.

Description and symbolism[edit]

Blazon[edit]

The heraldic blazon of Deva's coat of arms is:

Party per fess. The chief Gules, a rider mounted, vested in ancient costume, and sustaining a Dacian ensign, a snake with wolf head, all Or. The base Azure, a fortress on a hill Argent, accompanied on the dexter by a sun Or formed from a central point with rays, on the sinister by an increscent moon Argent.[1]

The Escutcheon's Coronet is: The Mural Crown Argent, with seven towers.[2][3][4]

Symbolism[edit]

Shield
The Rider vested in ancient costume and sustaining a Dacian ensign stands for "The King Decebal", and "advanced Dacian Civilisation".
The Castle represents "The Medieval Fortress" that guarded the town along years.
The Sun and The Increscent Moon stands for turbulent life of the city[2][3][4]
Coronet
The Mural Crown stands for the place of the city in today's administrative ierarchy: capital county city.[2][3][4]

History[edit]

The first blazon of the city of Deva dates from 1618. A description remains only:

The today Coat of Arms of Deva was sanctioned by The 39th Local Council Act from 17 May, 1994 (Romanian: Hotărârea Consiliului local nr. 39/1994).[5] Later, this act was approved by the 790th Romanian Government Act from 27 September 1999 (Hotărârea Guvernului nr. 790/27 septembrie 1999) and became legal on 12 October 1999, when the government act was published in The Official Buletin of Romania (Monitorul Oficial al României, Partea I, nr. 490/12 octombrie 1999).[6] The description of the Coat of Arms of Deva became part of The City's Statute (statutul municipiului Deva) that was sanctioned by The 197th Local Council Act from 29 May 2003.[7]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Otis Norman Crandell (2007-05-14). "Organisation of a blazon so far". An Introduction to Heraldry in the Middle Ages. Retrieved 2008-12-20. Party per fess: the chief gules, a rider mounted, vested in ancient costume and sustaining a Dacian ensign, a snake with wolf head all Or; the base azure, a fortress on a hill argent, accompanied on the dexter by a sun Or formed from a central point with rays, on the sinister by an increscent moon argent 
  2. ^ a b c "Statutul municipiului Deva" (in Romanian). Blue Star Design s.r.l. 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  3. ^ a b c "Statutul municipiului Deva" (in Romanian). SilverSoft. 2005. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b c "Stema Orasului Deva" (in Romanian). SilverSoft. 2010. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 
  5. ^ "Registrul hotărârilor în 1994" (PDF). Registrul hotărârilor adoptate de Consiliul local al municipiului Deva în anul 1994 (in Romanian). Primăria Municipiului Deva. 2006-09-15. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-06-25. Avizarea proiectului "Stema municipiului Deva" 
  6. ^ "Stema orașului" (in Romanian). SilverSoft. 2008. Retrieved 2010-06-25. Stema municipiului Deva a fost avizată prin Hotărârea Consiliului Local Deva, nr. 39/1994 și aprobată prin Hotararea Guvernului nr. 790/27 septembrie 1999, publicată în Monitorul Oficial al României, Partea I, nr. 490/12 octombrie 1999. 
  7. ^ "Registrul hotărârilor în 2003" (PDF). Registrul hotărârilor adoptate de Consiliul local al municipiului Deva în anul 2003 (in Romanian). Primăria Municipiului Deva. 2006-09-15. p. 18. Retrieved 2010-06-25. Aprobarea Statutului municipiului Deva