Västmanland

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VÄSTMANLAND

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Official blazon

I fält av silver ett blått, uppskjutande treberg med tre röda lågor.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on

The arms were used for the province at the funeral procession of King Gustav Vasa in 1560. The 1560 shield showed one 'volcano' probably indicating the Sala silver mines and melting ovens, which made the province quite rich at the time.

In the early 17th century the arms showed three mountains for the mines of Sala, Norberg and Skinskatteberg.

Arms of Västmanland

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Västmanland

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992