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Schweizer Wappen
Armorial de Suisse


Canton : Glarus
Additions : 2011 Ennenda, Netstal, Riedern

Wappen von Glarus

Official blazon

Schräg geteilt und mit gewelltem, silbernem Schrägbalken belegt; 1 gespalten von Schwarz und Gold, belegt mit sechsstrahligem Stern in gewechselten Farben; 2 in Rot drei sechsstrahlige goldene Sterne in Schrägstellung.


The arms were adopted in 2011.

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The previous arms were adopted on March 6, 1939.


The arms, were adopted in 1939, but are nuch older, show an ibex. The arms are derived from the arms of the Knights of Glarus and were already used by Johannes I von Glarus in 1299. The family later (15th century) settled in Zürich, but the city had already adopted the ibex as its arms. The meaning of the colours is not known.

Wappen von/Blason de Glarus

The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums 1914-1960

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Literature : Tschudi-Schümperlin, 1941