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Region : Midtjylland
Amt (until 2007) : Viborg
Additions : 1970 Almind, Asmild-Tapdrup, Dollerup-Finderup-Ravnstrup, Lysgård, Sønder Rind, Tårup-Kvols-Nørre Borris (partly), Vinkel, Vorde-Fiskbæk-Romlund; 2007 Bjerringbro (1955 Hjermind-Lee-Hjortede; 1970 Bjerring-Mammen, Høbjerg-Elsborg, Sahl-Gullev, Vindum) Fjends (1970 Daugbjerg-Mønsted-Smollerup, Kobberup-Feldingbjerg-Gammelstrup, Tårup-Kvols-Nørre Borris (partly), Vridsted-Fly, Vroue-Resen), Karup (1970 Frederiks), Møldrup (1970 Hersom-Vester Bjerregrav, Klejtrup, Låstrup-Skals, Ulbjerg-Lynderup, Vester Tostrup-Roum), Tjele (1970 Rødding-Løvel-Pederstrup, Tjele-Nørre Vinge, Vammen-Lindum-Bigum, Vorning-Kvorning-Hammershøj, Ørum-Viskum-Vejrum)
The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, which is known since 1355, but the style indicates an early 13th century origin. The two figures, dressed as Roman senators, are of unknown origin. It has been postulated that these are two saints, but more likely they are judges or senators. Viborg was the seat of an important court at the time, the main court in Jylland.
Seal of Viborg from 1501.
Seal of Viborg from 1584.
The arms as shown in the Kaffe Hag album from the 1930s.
The arms as shown on a cigarette card from 1926
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Literature: Achen, 1982; Grandjean, 1937.