Město Loket
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The Coat of Arms and the Flag of Loket

The Coat of Arms and the Flag of Loket

Image of the coat of arms is described in the obligatory notice of the town from 28th June 1994 n.3 / 1994

In the red background shield there is a silver block town wall with a battlement and with four merlons in the lower half, in the middle of the wall there is a black gate, on the central merlons there are red-foliate-roses through them go silver horizontal stripes in the middle with three black points on them. In the upper half of the shield there is right facing bent armed silver arm gauntlet wielding a silver sword; its point is oriented nearly into left upper corner of the shield. Behind the shield there is a silver lion holding the shield, the lion with open mouth is sticking out its tongue. The lion holds shield with its fore left paw in the middle of the upper edge and hind paws from both of sides of the shield’s base. Lion’s tail is bent to the left corner of the shield and it holds a silver key in its fore upper paw. The key is inclined; its teeth with a cross are turned up and out, the ring is down.

Coat of Arms and History

The castle was first documented in1234; soon afterwards the town is emerged below it. It was promoted as the town in about 1308 – 1352. Loket already used its seal with a bent arm in elbow before the Hussite movement as canting arms. Such armed arm with the sword probably on a red background became an emblem of the town. The emblem was improved with other rights and privilege from 27th May 1561; the old emblem remained in the upper part of the shield while lower part was refilled with a common town wall and a gate. Coat of arms was given with a lion as a shield – bearer.

Flag

The flag has come from recent time; town was entitled to use it by Václav Klaus – the chairman of the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic on 16th February 1999.

The sheet is created with two horizontal stripes; red and white stripes in a ratio 2:1.

In the upper stripe facing a flagpole there is white bent armed arm with gauntlet wielding sword oriented to the streaming tip. The ratio width to length is 2:3.