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by Zeljko Heimer, 9 July 2003
C<avle (Cavle) is a community just north-east of Rijeka
with about 6500 inhabitants. It includes the old fort of Grobnik
and Grobnicko polje (Grobnik field) that is pictured in the 18th
century Rijeka County coat of arms as well as in the current coat of arms
of the Coast and Gorski Kotar County, with the snow-capped mountain
Platak behind it. The name Cavle has a similar sound to the word for
spike/nail, but whether this has to do with the spike mace in the coat of arms I am not sure. In any case, the sword and spiked mace are
already shown in the 1786 quarter of the mentioned county coat of
arms above the landscape of Grobnik, and no doubt these two are
connected. Grobnik field is today most well know for a
The coat of arms is: Gules, a Spiked Mace and a Sabre in saltire both Argent hilted Or.
The Cavle web site I visited in 1997 (now on <www.geocities.com/Baja/Trails/8020/baza.html>; this was one of the first community sites on-line that showed coat of arms, at least the one I found among the few with vexi-heraldical contents at the early
days) show the coat of armsas blazoned above, but Otric [osg02] showes it slightly different - the mace is all golden.
There surely has to be flag to go with the coat of arms, but I have no info on it.
Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 2003
I received mail from Robert Grubisa from Rijeka informing me
on the flag. Here is translation sumarized:
Cavle- The flag is yellow with the coat of arms in the middle. The yellow is said to be dark one, similar to the one used in the coat of arms. Information based on flag hoisted in Cavle on the community building.
Zeljko Heimer, 9 July 2003
by Zeljko Heimer, 5 July 2003