Title: Erb na kamennom článku z Oponického hradu. Pôsobenie Horváthovcov v rodinnom sídle Aponiovcov
Coat of Arms on a Stone Segment from Oponice Castle – The Activity of the Horváth Family in the Aponi Family Residence.
Authors: Repka Dominik – Sater Peter
Source: Studia Historica Nitriensia, year: 2019, vol.: 23, number: 1, pages: 158-170
Abstract: During archaeological excavation, in 2018, a stone architectural segment was discovered in the area of the Oponice castle‘s upper castle. It probably comes from an entry portal and was carved with a Renaissance coat of arms with the motive of a four-legged animal on which the bird sits. The coat of arms probably belongs to the Horváth family. In the second half of the 16th and the first half of the 17th century they are mentioned in the historical written sources as castellans at the Oponice castle. In addition, in this time there are other proofs of the relationship between the Horváth family and the Aponi family, who had owned the castle from the end of 14th, respectively the beginning of the 15th century.
Keywords: Oponice Castle; Coat of Arms; The Aponi Family; The Horváth Family;
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