Region : Syddanmark
Amt (until 2007) : Vejle
Additions : 1970 Dalby; 2007 Christiansfeld (partly, 1970 Aller, Bjerning, Fjelstrup, Frørup, Hejls, Hjerndrup, Stepping, Taps, Tyrstrup, Vejstrup), Lunderskov (1970 Jordrup, Lejrskov, Skanderup), Vamdrup (1970 Hjarup, Ødis)

Arms of Kolding
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The arms are based on the oldest seal of the city, known since 1250. The meaning of the arms is unknown. It has been postulated that the arms are derived from the St. Knuds Guild, who used a lily as their symbol and which was known as the parrot-guild.

Seal from the 13th century

Seal from 1421

Seal from 1648

The arms in the Kaffe Hag album, 1933

The arms until 2007

The arms seen locally on a manhole cover.

Literature: Achen, 1982

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