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Hradčovice (Czech Republic)

Uherské Hradiště okres, Zlín region

Last modified: 2011-03-18 by andrew weeks
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Hradčovice flag

[Hradcovice flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 15 Nov 2001, after image by Petr Exner; flag adopted 28 Nov 2000

Would someone kindly blazon the Hradcovice flag?
Lewis A. Nowitz, 16 Nov 2001

English blazon would be something like this, I think:
Argent an Eagle displayed double-headed Azure beaked langued and membered Gules ensigned with Vine Grape unslipped Or holding two Sceptres fleury of the last.

English translation of the Czech description in Petr Exner's Vexilologický Lexikon prapory obcí ČR (2000 1.část) would, on the other hand be more readable as something like this:
White field with blue double-headed eagle with red tallons, with yellow vine grape on breasts, holding in each a yellow lily-scpetres.
Željko Heimer, 18 Nov 2001

The English description of Hradčovice flag would be roughly as follows:
"White field charged (in the middle) with a blue (double headed) eagle displayed red armed, itself (charged) on the breast with an yellow bunch of grapes, holding in its claws yellow sceptres with fleur de lys (on a top). Ratio is 2:3".
The blazon can be following: Argent an Eagle displayed double - headed Azure, armed Gules, charged on breast with a Bunch of grapes Or, holding in its claws two Sceptres fleury of the last.

In Czech heraldry we call a double- headed eagle simply "orel" (eagle), while a single - headed one is "orlice" (let's say "she - eagle" or "eagle - female"). Also Slovaks had followed this custom, calling it a heraldic convention, although no other nation I know does it so. Or am I wrong about it?
Aleš Křížan, 19 Nov 2001


Hradčovice coat of arms

[Hradcovice Coat of Arms] image from this website, located by Jarig Bakker, 9 Nov 2001

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