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The coat of arms is azure, a tower with walls argent surrounded with
three working tools (what kind?) or.
Željko Heimer 11 Jan 1998
It looks like a pick, a hoe and a hammer and chisel.
Ole Andersen, 11 Jan 1998
Banská Štiavnica was in the past a very famous silver mining town. So
you can suppose that the tools are mining tools. Banská Štiavnica is about
200 km away from Bratislava.
A. and R. Reißmann, 26 Mar 1999:
I believe you will find that the device at the bottom of the COA is
a cutting or welding torch. I used to be in the business.
John Hume, 3 May 1999.
I think you may wish to amend your comments about the municipal coat
of arms for Banska Štiavnica, Slovakia. Your comment that the tool
at the bottom was a cutting torch was very odd. This coat of arms
was designed and used in 1275. People in our town refer to it as
the hammer and chisel -- I think that is more reasonable for such an ancient
Craig Averill, 10 Dec 2002