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Province : Vestfold og Telemark (until 2020 Telemark)
Additions : 1964 Brevik, Eidanger

Coat of arms (crest) of Porsgrunn
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The arms were granted on January 16, 1905 and reconfirmed on April 16, 1964.

The arms were designed in 1905 when the town needed a new city hall. The upper half shows a pors-plant (I don't know the English name), and is thus a canting symbol. The anchor symbolises the importance of the local harbour. The bend is the small river running through the town.

Coat of arms (crest) of Porsgrunn

The arms by Ströhl in 1905.
Coat of arms (crest) of Porsgrunn

The arms in the Coffee Hag album +/- 1930
Coat of arms (crest) of Porsgrunn

The arms on a manhole cover

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