Vadstena

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VADSTENA

Province (Landskap): Östergötland
County (Län): Östergötlands län
Additions : 1952 Sankt Pers; 1967 Östgöta-Dal (1952 Herrestad, Källstad, Nässja, Rogslösa, Strå, Väversunda, Örberga); 1971 Folkunga (partly, 1952 Appuna, Hogstad, Hov, Kumla, Rinna, Väderstad)
Incorporated into : 1974-1980 Motala, re-established in 1980.

Arms of Vadstena

Official blazon

I fält av guld en S:ta Birgittagestalt – med gloria, dok, klädnad och skor av silver – sittande i en röd stol, skrivande med gåspenna i en bok, båda av silver; ansikte och händer av guld.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1938. It was re-used in 1980 and officially registered in 1989.

The arms show the local patron saint, St. Brigitta and are derived from the 15th century seal 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

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992