Świnoujście

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ŚWINOUJŚCIE

Province: Pomorze Zachodnie
Free urban district

Arms of Świnoujście
Official blazon
Polish blazon wanted
English blazon wanted

Origin/meaning

The city was founded as Swinemünde by King Frederik the Great in the 18th century. The oldest seal dates from the same time and has no heraldic composition; it shows a man standing on a hill and overlooking the harbour with a ship sailing into the harbour. In 1765 the local council orders a new seal with the griffin of Pommerania holding an anchor, symbolising the importance of the harbour. All later seals until the early 20th century all show the same arms. The only difference is the use of a silver or golden anchor during the years.

Seal of Świnoujście

Seal from around 1900
Seal of Świnoujście

Seal from around 1900
Wappen von Świnoujście/Coat of arms (crest) of Świnoujście

The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
Wappen von Świnoujście/Coat of arms (crest) of Świnoujście

The arms in the Abadie albums
Notgeld von Świnoujście

Emergency money from the 1920s
Arms of Świnoujście

The arms as shown in 1963
Arms of Świnoujście

The arms as shown in 1993

Literature: Plewako and Wanag, 1994

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