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Banská Štiavnica is a medium sized Slovakian town some 100 km (?) east
of Bratislava. The flag is a blue swallow-tailed flag with white border
Zeljko Heimer, 11 Jan 1998
The coat of arms is azure, a tower with walls argent surrounded with
three working tools (what kind?) or.
Zeljko Heimer 11 Jan 1998
It looks like a pick, a hoe and a hammer and chisel.
Ole Andersen, 11 Jan 1998
Banská Stiavnica was in the past a very famous silver mining town. So
you can suppose that the tools are mining tools. Banská Stiavnica is about
200 km away from Bratislava.
A. and R. Reißmann, 26 Mar 1999:
I believe you will find that the device at the bottom of the COA is
a cutting or welding torch. I used to be in the business.
John Hume, 3 May 1999.
I think you may wish to amend your comments about the municipal coat
of arms for Banska Stiavnica, Slovakia. Your comment that the tool
at the bottom was a cutting torch was very odd. This coat of arms
was designed and used in 1275. People in our town refer to it as
the hammer and chisel -- I think that is more reasonable for such an ancient
Craig Averill, 10 Dec 2002