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Arms of Bohuslän

Official blazon

I fält av silver en krenelerad röd fästning, försedd med ett krenelerat rött torn och två portar av guld med svarta gångjärn och lås samt åtföljd till höger av ett blått svärd och till vänster av ett mot fästningen upprest blått lejon med tunga, tänder och klor av guld.


The arms were first used for the province in 1660 at the funeral of King Karl X Gustav. The arms show the Bohus Castle, after which the province was named. The whole design was taken from the arms of the city of Kungälv, as the province had become Swedish only in 1568 and no arms had been designed by 1660 when they were needed for the funeral.

Arms of Bohuslän

The arms in 1660
Arms of Bohuslän

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Bohuslän

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992