Rogatyn

 

On the 5th of August 1796 the Emperor Franz II confirmed a new Coat of Arms, on a azure field there was a natural vertical horn of a deer with seven small horns. On the right there was Latin letter "R". The Coat of Arms was round and it was belted with a white ring with the words "Sigillum Municipi Rohatyn"

 

In the books of XIX century there is described the arm: "In azure field there
was a natural vertical horn of a deer with seven small horns. On the right there was Latin letter "R" in the French shield.

Short Description/History

The first mention of the town dates back to the XII century. The origin of the name according to a legend comes from a huge deer stag which brought Jaroslaw wife out of the forest. She lost her way during the hunt. On the place the Princess had seen the deer the prince ordered  a tower to be build. Eventualy around it a town was formed. In 1520 during one of the Tartars raids Nastja Lisowska was captured. Nastya is known in history as Roksolana. She became a wife of sultan Suleyman.
In 1535 the town was given the Magdeburg Right.
The town received it's own seal in the form of a horn with letter "R" in 1415.

In 1535 the town received a Coat of Arms with the letter "R" for a period of time until 1557 when it was replaced by letter "B" to signify the name "Bona". That was the name of the wife of King Zygmont I.

 

 

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