Dalsland

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DALSLAND

Arms of Dalsland

Official blazon

I fält av silver en röd gående tjur i rött med beväring i guld.

Origin/meaning

The arms were first used for the province in 1560 at the funeral of King Gustav Vasa. The arms probably show a bull, for the importance of cattle farming in the region at the time.

Arms of Dalsland

The arms in 1660
Arms of Dalsland

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Dalsland

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992