Halmstad

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HALMSTAD

Province (Landskap): Halland
County (Län): Hallands län
Additions : 1967 Simlågsdalen (1952 Breared, Snöstorp, Tönnersjö (partly)); 1974 Eldsberga (1952 Trönninge, Tönnersjö (partly)), Enslöv (1952 Övraby), Getinge (1952 Rävinge), Harplinge (1952 Steninge), Kvibille (1952 Holm, Slättåkra), Oskarström, Söndrum (1952 Vapnö)

Arms (crest) of Halmstad

Official blazon

Sköld: i blått fält en bjälke av silver, belagd med tre av öppna kronor av guld krönta röda hjärtan; hjälmtäcke: invändigt av silver och utvändigt blått; vulst: av silver och blått samt som hjälmprydnad: tre sädeskärvar av guld vid sidan om varandra.

Origin/meaning

The medieval seals of Halmstad showed a helmet with sheaves of straw. The straw (halm) is certainly meant to be canting, and this can also be the case with the helmet as such, as the old German name of the town is Helmstade.


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The seal from the early 14th century

The full arms were granted to the town by King Christian of Denmark in 1603 as in those days Halland was Danish. The heart is taken from the Danish National arms, the crown symbolises the royal status of the city.

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The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
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The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
Arms of Halmstad

The arms on a tin (?), image form Facebook

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992