Småland

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Arms (crest) of Småland
SMÅLAND
(Historical province)

Country : Sweden
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Swedish I gyllene fält ett rött lejon med blå beväring och hållande i tassarna ett uppåtvänt rött armborst med pilspets av silver samt båge och strängar svarta.

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Origin/meaning

The arms were first designed around 1560. These arms showed a red lion holding a special type of crossbow used in the region. The lion was surrounded by roses (or fleur-de-lys). King Johan III removed the flowers in 1569 and used the current arms at his coronation in 1569.

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Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992


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