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5:8 image by Jens Pattke, 26 Apr 2003
The proposed arms refer to the history and traditions of the county.
The silver griffin suggests the arms of the Gryfit clan which owned these
lands from the beginning of the 14th century (before that it was a property
of the Benedictines of Tync.) From the name of the settlement, Mielec,
this branch of the Gryfit clan formed its surname, Mieleccy. The symbols
pictured on the flag and arms - the helmet with horns and the letter M
- refer to the arms of the capital city of the county, Mielec. These arms
are featured in the city's seal, which dates back to the 15th century.
Jens Pattke (from a text translated by Chrystian Kretowicz), 26 Apr 2003