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Region : Sjælland
Amt (until 2007) : Vestsjælland (until 1970 Holbæk)
Additions : 1970 Benløse, Bringstrup-Sigersted, Gyrstinge, Haraldsted-Allindemagle, Jystrup-Valsølille, Kværkeby, Nordrupøster-Farendløse, Ringsted Landsogn, Sneslev, Vetterslev-Høm, Vigersted, Ørslev

Arms of Ringsted


The arms were officially registered in 1938.

The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, which dates from around 1300. The arms are highly religious, showing under the hand of God, the St. Mary with child, and a monk, both as a symbol for the important local Benedictine monastery. The two other figures are Duke Knud Lavard (died 1169/70), who was considered a saint and whose shrine is in Ringsted, and his great grandson King Erik (with crown and flowers), who was killed in Slien in 1250 and who is buried in Ringsted.

Seal of Ringsted

Seal from 1421
Arms of Ringsted

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album, 1933

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Literature: Achen, 1982; Zeuthen, 2000