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Province (Landskap): Västmanland
County (Län): Västmanlands län
Additions: 1947 Säterbo; 1971 Medåker (1952 Arboga Landskommun, Himmeta, Västra Skedvi); 1974 Glanshammar (partly)

Arms (crest) of Arboga
Official blazon

I fält av silver en svart örn med näbb, tunga och fötter röda samt vardera vingknogen belagd med en sexuddig stjärna av guld.

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The arms were officially granted in 1969 and confirmed in 1974.

Arboga received city rights already in the late 13th century and the oldest known seal dates from around 1330. It shows an eagle with two stars and a letter A. On the eagle three balls or coins are placed, on the wingtips and on the tail (see below). The origin or meaning of the eagle is not known. As an eagle is a very common symbol in Medieval seals, the stars and the town's initial were most likely added to distinguish the seal from those from other cities. The left arms above were used until 1969 when the new right arms were officially granted.


The oldest seal of Arboga

The arms until 1969

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Coat of arms (crest) of Arboga

The arms on a manhole cover


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