Proposals for arms of Swedish Municipalites

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Marcus Karlsson
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Proposals for arms of Swedish Municipalites

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 20 Oct 2014, 10:18

Some proposals for Arms of Swedish Municipalities that was not adopted.

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Tomelilla proposal by Jan Ranecke 1954. The Wild Boar to symbolise the Pig Butchery situated in Tomelilla. At that time there was no Wild Boars in the Area, but today it is. This proposal was rejected as was proposals in the 1960ies from the State Archives including symbols form the Arms of the Rosenkrantz Family and a Railway sign. Tomelilla finaly got Arms only in 2002: Gules a flying Kite Argent.

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Vallentuna proposal from the State Heraldic Authority 1949. This was to symbolise that Vallentuna is one of the most Runestone rich areas in Sweden. In 1952 another Arms was adopted instead: Parted per fess Argent an Eagle displayed Gules and Vert between two six-pointed Stars an Broad-Axe all Or.

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Re: Proposals for arms of Swedish Municipalites

Postby Marcus Karlsson » 03 Nov 2014, 16:19

Proposal for modification of the Arms of Växjö in 1973.

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Artist Lennart Rohde.

It was not adopted instead the old city Arms continued in use.

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Attribution: Vladimir Sagerlund / Riksarkivet Sverige. Officialy granted in 1939 it originates in s Seal from the 15th Century. The Bishop is St Sigfrid according to tradition the founder of the first Christian Church in Växjö. The 1973 proposal was made following the incorporation of some surrounding Municipalities into the City of Växjö. Shows a Mitre for St Sigfrid and three crosses symbolising his nephews Unaman, Sunaman and Vinaman which was martyred during their missionary work in the area.

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Chris Green
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Re: Proposals for arms of Swedish Municipalites

Postby Chris Green » 03 Nov 2014, 18:18

English members may be interested to know that the St Sigfrid depicted on the arms of Växjö was an Englishman born in Glastonbury. He is often depicted with a basket containing the three heads of his murdered nephews.
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Torsten Laneryd
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Re: Proposals for arms of Swedish Municipalites

Postby Torsten Laneryd » 03 Nov 2014, 22:55

And the three heads are the charge of the CoA of Växjö diocese.


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