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TROMS PROVINCE

Arms of Troms
Official blazon
Norwegian


Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on January 15, 1960.

The arms show a golden griffin. The arms are derived from the arms of the nobleman Bjarne Erlingsson of Bjarkøy (died 1313) , see also the coat of arms of Bjarkøy). In the 13th and 14th century the Bjarkøy family was one of the most important families in the present troms region.

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Seal of Bjarne Erlingsson.

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Literature : Capellen and Johannessen, 1987.