Vimmerby

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VIMMERBY

Province (Landskap): Småland
County (Län): Kalmar län
Additions : 1971 Locknevi (partly, 1952 Blackstad), Sevede (1952 Frödinge, Pelarne, Rumskulla, Vimmerby rural municipality), Södra Vi (1952 Djursdala), Tuna

Vimmerby kommunvapen

Official blazon

I fält av silver en grön ek med en i dess topp sittande röd ekorre camt Carl IX:s monogram, desslikes rött, fördelat på båda sidor om ekens stam.

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted in 1945.

The arms are based on the old seal of the town. The town was founded by King Karl IX in the early 16th century, which is reflected in the letters (Carolus IX). The meaning of the oak tree and squirrel is not known, but also not uncommon (see f.e. Auma in Germany).

Arms of Vimmerby

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Arms of Vimmerby

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992