Croatian Coat of Arms
Darko Zubrinic, Zagreb, 2005
Croatian Coat of Arms in the city of Sombor, the City Hall, 1808, and
the Coat of Arms of Slavonia, and
the Coat of Arms of Dalmatia.
The ceiling of the City Hall of Sombor with the Coat of Arms of the the city of Sombor in the middle,
surrounded with Coats of arms of the United Kingodm of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia
(bottom right, left, and up on the right respectively; missing on the photo, up on the left, Erdely's Coat of Arms)
Zagrebačka narodna garda (Zagreb People's Guard), 1848, source
Coats of Arms on ships, mostly brigs,
MINISTÈRE DE LA MARINE
DIRECTION DE LA NAVIGAITON ET DES PÊCHES MARITIMES
Ministre de la Marine certifie que, par Décret en date du 10
mai 1912, le Président de la République
Française a décerné la
Médaille de Sauvetage en or de 2ême classe
à Monsieur le capitaine Medanovich commandant le vapeur
hongrois (!) "Kostrena", qui a recueilli à son bord, le 25
janvier 1912, aprés de maneuvres rendues trés
Par Directeur de la Navitation et les Pêches Maritimes
Paris, le 10 Mai 1912
Barg Vinka with Croatian threecolor and a sketch of Croatian coat of arms,
built in Sunderland in Great Britain in 1865, since 1879 in Croatia, in Kostrena.
Its first captain was Ivan Randic Kuzmin, known as captain Jovanin, longstanding pilot at Suez
and a member of the French Astronomical Society (photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 78])
Barg Hrvat (The Croat), built in 1875 in Bakar
(photo of the silk work from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 105])
Plan of the barg Grad Karlovac (The City of Karlovac, in Croatia), built in Kraljevica in 1868
(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 117])
Unknown boat with Croatian coat of arms in the middle of the mast
(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 123])
Barg Tri sina (Three Sons - of Vjenceslav Turkovic, a Croatian patriot and Maecenas),
52 m long, built in Kraljevica in 1875, with Croatian threecolor on the main mast
(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 124])
Barg Trojednica (Threeune, i.e. United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia)
BDS (Brodarsko Drustvo Senj - The Senj Shipping Society).
On the main mast there is the Croatian threecolor flag with the name of the barg - Trojednica.
Painted by Ivancovich (photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 126]).
Barg Hervatska (Croatia), built in Senj in 1874
(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 132])
Steamer Hrvat (Croat) built in Recice near Rijeka in 1872,
with Croatian flag on the main mast(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 143])
Brigantin Ida P(ersic), built in Rijeka in 1869 (the name was initally Secunda)
(photo from [Barbalic, Marendic, p. 164])
Detail with Croatian coat of arms on a portrait
by distinguished Croatian painter Vjekoslav Karas (1821-1858)
Coats of arms of the town of Karlovac, 19th century
zupanija coats of arms in Croatia containing red and silver squares:
Bjelovar 1872, Krizevci 1759, Rijeka 1864, Severin 1772, Zagreb 1759
The Karlovac beer, 1854 (Karlovacko pivo)
Grave of the members of the Croatian Collegium of St. Jerome (Hrvatski kolegij sv. Jeronima) in Rome,
in the graveyard of Campo Verano, with Croatian Coat of Arms with the crown. It dates from 1859.
On the right side of the monument is the name of Dragutin Antun Parčić,
distinguished Croatian lexicographer, linguist and Glagolitic priest.
Coat of Arms of the city of Biograd, 19th century, kept in the City Museum of Biograd.
The Jelačić Square of Croatia's capital Zagreb arround 1861.
On the left, above the figure of ban Jelačić, is Croatian Coat of Arms.
Proclamation of the Deit (Sabor) of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia
from 1847 about introducing Croatian language as official language of the Deit insted of Latin.
Croatia was the last country in Europe which abandoned
official usage of Latin language in the Deit!
Here you can see the Coat of arms of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia.
Croatian Coat of Arms from the 19th century, kept in the Museum of the City of Zagreb.
It represents the United Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia (Trojedna Kraljevina Dalmacija, Hrvatska i Slavonija):
three leopard heads on the left represent Dalmatia, to its right is the coat of arms of Croatia,
and below is the coat of arms of Slavonia, with kuna (marten) on the green surface.
The KUNA (i.e., HRK = Hrvatska kuna = Croatian Kuna) is the official Croatian currency,
the name of which was inspired by the usage of marten's skin for paying since the 12th century.
The small star, visible in the middle, represents the city of Zagreb.
Naukovni list (certificate) from the town of Krapina, 1864., with the Coat of Arms of United Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia
Akademia Dalmatinska, Hervatska, Slavonska in Zagreb, 1669.
Croatian Coat of Arms above the main entrance of the former
Jesuit gymnasium in Zagreb, founded in 1607 (today Gornjogradska gimnazija in the Upper Town of Zagreb) .
Leopold I., the Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, issued a Diploma in 1669, by which the status and privileges of a university
were accorded to the Jesuit Academy in the Royal Free City of Zagreb. This represents the beginning of the University of Zagreb.
Croatian Coat of Arms in Vienna, captial of Austria, Akademisches Gymnasium (1863-1866),
Beethovenplatz 1. The Gymnasium was founded in 1553, but in 1866 it moved to the new building. The Coats of Arms are from the middle of the 19th century.
The gymnasium was attended by distinguished people, like Erwin Scrhödinger, a famous physicist and Nobel Prizer winner.
Photo by the courtesy of Mr. Kristian Dumancic, Vienna.
Živila domovina - Long Live Homeland
Two glasses with Croatian Coats of Arms made in Osredek, the left one from 1840-1845, and the right one from the middle of the 19th century,
both kept in the Museum of Arts and Crafts (Muzej za umjetnost i obrt), Zagreb
A plate with Croatian Coat of Arms, Obrtnička škola (Crafts School), Zagreb 1887,
kept in the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
Croatian Coat of Arms on a diploma issued to a honorary citizen of the town of Krapina near Zagreb, 1864
(Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia)
The First Fair of The United Kingdom of Dalmatia, Croatia and Slavonia, held in Zagreb in 1864.
Source: Ekonomski fakultet u Zagrebu 1920-1995, Zagreb 1995, p 18.
Croatian Coat of Arms is in the center of the above photo,
with Slavonian Coat of Arms (marten or kuna) on the left, and Dalmatian Coat of Arms (three leopards) on the right.
Donors of the Croatian Music Hall (Hrvatski glazbeni zavod, Gunduliceva 6, Zagreb), 1871,
inscribed in the golden book; a part of exhibition at HGZ
Sbirka različitih hervatskih narodnih napjevah za porabu narodnoga glasbenoga zavoda u Zagrebu
(A collection of various Croatian folk songs for the needs of Croatian Music Hall, Gunduliceva 6, Zagreb),
kept in the Library of the Music Department of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts,
probably from 1862 (photo - a part of exhibition at HGZ)
August Šenoa, Croatian writer: Vienac domaceg piesnictva, (a detail from the title page), Zagreb, 1873
Certificate issued in 1881 for the position of the teacher for Vinko Beck,
subsequently the founder of the School for blind children in the city of Zagreb.
Nicely decorated decree from 1882 issued by the Royal Croatian-Slavonian-Dalmatian government,
containing Croatian Coat of Arms.
A detail from the thanksgiving for Vinko Bek from his school
in the village of Bukevje near Zagreb.
Hrvatska vila - Croatian Fairy 1884
A plate with Croatian Coat of Arms, Obrtnička škola (Crafts School), Zagreb 1887, kept in the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb
Education (Croatia) with the Coat of Arms of the Kingdom of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia,
kept in the Croatian School Museum (Hrvatski školski muzej), Kazališni trg in Zagreb.
Carved in 1889 by Dragutin Morak [PDF].
A plan of the monument of dedicated to Andrija Kačić Miošić from 1889.
Kept in the State Archive in Zadar.
Coat of arms of the Kastel captains; Kastel is a town from Istria, near the river Dragonja
(photo from Just Ivetac: Korijeni istarskih gradova, J. Turcinovic d.o.o., Pazin 2002., p. 64)
Social Dance, Croatian Benevolent Society Zvonimir tamburitzans (USA), 19th century,
see Croatian flag with coat of arms on the left, and American on the right.
Source: Croatian American Web, USA,
Dragutin Morak: Reaper (Žetelica), exhibited in front of the University of Zagreb,
on the occasion of the Jubilee Exhibition of Trade and Forestry, Zagreb, 1891.
Photo from Irena Kraševac: Dragutin Morak, zanemareni kipar našeg 19. st. [PDF]
Rad Inst. povij. umjet. 31/2007, 221-240.
Croatian coat of arms in Antofagasta (!), Chile, 1892
from the cover page of Ljubomir Antic: Hrvati u Juznoj Americi (Croats in South America)
Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia
Vjekoslav Klaić (a famous Croatian historian): Hrvatska Pjesmarica (Croatian Songbook),
Matica hrvatska, Zagreb 1893.
Croatian Coat of Arms from 1890s in Greek Catholich Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Križevci
Iconostas in the Greek Catholic Cathedral of Holy Trinity in Križevci, an old Croatian town founded in 12th century, about 100 km from Zagreb. The above Croatian Coat of Arms is placed on the left of iconostas. The iconostasis and the pictures on the walls are works of famous Croatian painters including Ivan Tišov (he also made pictures in the Greek Catholic Church in Zagreb), Celestin Medović and Bela Čikoš-Sesija.
Croatian coat of arms above the main entrance of the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, 1895
(Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia)
Central part of the ceiling of Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, 1895
A detail under the right-hand side loge in the main hall of the Croatian National Theatre, 1895
Croatian historian Radoslav Lopasic, city of Karlovac (Zorin dom park), carved by Ivan Rendic, 1896
detail from the stone monument on the grave of Ante Starcevic
(1823-1896), Sestine - Zagreb,
by Croatian sculptor Ivan Rendic (1849-1932)
N.H.Z - Nacionalna hrvatska zajednica = Croatian National Community,
founded in 1894 in the USA, a predecessor of the Croatian Fraternal Union CFU. Source.
Croatian Fraternal Union, 1894; source Northwest Croatians
Croatian Fraternal Union, USA, 1894
The building of the Fifth Gymnasium in Zagreb (Klaićeva 1) exists since 1895.
Economic School in Zagreb, 1895, Klaićeva street, photo from the Vth Gymansium
Coat of Arms of the town of Bakar, 19th century; photo from [Ostric]
Seal of the City Hall of the Free Royal City of Bakar, 1897; photo from [Ostric]
1898 Charter from the Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb conferring honorary membership to Milka Trnina,
a famous Croatian opera singer (source [Premerl, p 86]),
with the Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia
Petar Preradović (1818--1872.): Ljubi rode jezik preko svega. U njem živi, umiri za njega.
Croatian Benefactor's Society, Punta Arenas - Magellanes, Chile, 1900
Hrvatsko Dobrotvorno Društvo, Utemeljno dne 13 prosinca 1900
photo from [Glasinovic, p 70]
Two Croatian Coats of Arms (the second one with inscription FIDELITAS along the diagonal), probably from
the end of 19th or beginning of 20th centuriey. Many thanks to Mr Ivan Filipčić, Zagreb, for the photos.
Croatian coat of Arms on a post office in Pecuh, Hunagry.
Many thanks to Miran Lipovac for the photo.
Croatian Coat of Arms on the right (up) and the Coats of Arms of Dalmatia and Slavonia on the left
(up and down, respectively), representing the United Kingdom of Croatia, Dalmatia and Slavonia.
Petrinjska street 8, Zagreb
Amruševa street 2, Zagreb
Zagreb, Coat of Arms of Croatia, Slavonia and Dalmatia;
below them the Coat of Arms of the City of Zagreb;
Mesnička street in Zagreb
A detail of a postcard containing Croatian Coat of Arms