Wlodzimierz Wolynski

The Coat of Arms designed by B. Keane

 

In 1860 B.Kene created a Coat of Arms for the town. In the sable field there is a rider killing a dragon with his sword. The horse is white, the rider, his armour and chain armour are steel-grey. The rider is accompained by vert oak branch. In the canton is the emblem of the Wolynska province. The shield is crowned with an argent mauerkrone with three embattlements and within two spikes entwined with the ribbon of the Order of St.Alexander. This Coat of Arms was not confirmed.

Short Description/History

 The Magdeburg Right was given in the XIV century.

It is mentioned in chronicles of 988. It got its name from the name the founder Prince Wlodzimierz Swiatoslawowicz. The town was the centre of Wolynskiej Principality and since 1199 it was the centre of Galicko-Wolynskiej Principality. From documents of 1324 we know about Wlodzimierz's seal with a picture of a rider - St.Jerzy piercing a dragon with a spear.

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