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The arms were officially granted on March 19, 1792 and regranted on November 10, 1999.
The arms show St. Casimir, the holy Patron of Lithuania, which should protect the town from disasters threatening the whole nation. The rights and arms were abolished after a few months, though local people argued with the Russian authorities about the restoration till mid 19th century.
The arms in 1792
Literature : Rimsa, 2004