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The Coat of Arms of the Pavlović Family

Author(s): Amer Sulejmanagić
Subject(s): History
Published by: Franjevačka teologija Sarajevo

Summary/Abstract: The paper examines the heraldry of the Bosnian medieval magnate family Jablanić - Radinović - Pavlović, based on original sources. The author discusses the question of forming of a family coat of arms, its original appearance and the development of seal-arms symbol under the influence of specific domestic and foreign predecessors. There is no doubt that the figure of the Pavlović family crest is a fortified town. The Bosnian origin of the symbol is the seal of ban Matej Ninoslav. The author considers Ninoslav’s seal as the cornerstone of main branches of Bosnian heraldry, including the royal one, and the starting point of three hills (coupeaux, dreiberg) figure which was the Bosnian contribution to the Hungarian heraldry. The question of the reliability of version of family coat of arms given in the so-called Illyrian armorial is also discussed. The Dubrovnik nobility status granted to Radoslav Pavlović led to the expansion of Dalmatian - Mediterranean municipal heraldry in his family area. Possessions of these magnates came in the intersection of two heraldic poles: Western Hungarian - Bosnian and Dalmatian - Mediterranean. The researches and conclusions of Ćiro Truhelka on the crest of this family are activated in the paper.The questions of meaning of the shield image are raised: a universal symbol or certain - particular place, as well the open - royal town which can be explained only as possible privilege granted by the Hungarian king.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 36
  • Page Range: 165-206
  • Page Count: 42
  • Language: Bosnian