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Herbarz Miast Polskich
Province: Warmia i Mazury
The arms show St. James the patron Saint of the city. During the years the arms have varied widely, as can be seen from the images below.
The oldest seals of the city, known since the 14th century, all show the patron saint. From the 18th century onwards, the saint is seen between a cross, the symbol of the Teutonic Order, which for a long period of time ruled the area and the city, and a tower.
The arms on a municipal stamp (1892)
Seal from around 1900
The arms as shown in a book from 1896
The arms as shown around 1900
The arms by Hupp in the Kaffee Hag albums +/- 1925
The arms as shown in 1963
The arms as shown in a book from the 1970s
Literature : Plenako and Wanag, 1994; Szczechura, 1963