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Explanation of the Arms: First field is a slightly changed Arms
of Dietrichstein Family Second field (the bend sinister is in fact
celestial blue, Shows the eagle of Zdár Cistercian Abbey, given by princes of Münsterberg. These were sons of Bohemian king George of Kunštát and Podebrady. No one of them had pretension to throne, since they were born before George's election . So they got a principality (duchy) in Silesia and county Kladsko /Glatz/Klodsko, also in modern Poland. The stripped escutcheon are the Arms of Kunštát Family. Letter W is an initial letter for Abbot Václav/Wezel Vejmluva. Cones are the Arms of "Our Church in Olomouc, six "Piramides " or Cones coloured white or Argent, in upper row four and in lower two of them", which is quotation from the Dierichstein grant from 1607, when the town status were also granted.
Saltire ragully couped etc., this is the oldest Arms of Zdár municipality-
the arms of migty noble family "Ronovci". The main
branches were Lords of Lipá (see Ceská Lípa, Coat of Arms of Cvikov), Lords (Berka) of Dubá, Lords of Lichtenburg (see Havlíckuv Brod Arms). Fourth field - these are the Arms of Zdár Convent. The fields 2) and 4) are the amendment of the Dietrichstein Grant, made by Emperor Leopold I in 1704.
In 1971 the Town National Committee (town council) ordered, that two
versions of the Arms would be used. The small Coat of Arms is the
right half of the great arms, practically the arms of 1607.
Aleš Křížan, 11 Sep 2001