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VISBY (until 2011 Gotland Municipality)

Province (Landskap): Gotland
County (Län): Gotlands län
AIncorporated into : 1971 Region Gotland

Visby kommunvapen
Official blazon
Swedish

I rött fält en agnus dei av silver med blå beväring, därest dylik skall komma till användning, och gloria av guld, bärande på en korsstång av guld en fana av silver, vari ett rött kors, och åtföljd av en framför lammet stående kalk av guld, i vilken blod av guld sprutar.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on May 14, 1943.

Visby received city rights in the early 13th century and was an important city in the Hanseatic League. The oldest seal of the city dates from 1340 and shows the Paschal Lamb, the symbol of St. John. The field of the shield was covered with lilies, the symbol of St. Mary. Later seals only show the lamb.

Coat of arms (crest) of Visby

The arms in a manuscript from 1514
Coat of arms (crest) of Visby

The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
Coat of arms (crest) of Visby

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935

Literature: Nevéus and de Waern, 1992


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