Varteig

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VARTEIG

Province : Østfold
Incorporated into : 1992 Sarpsborg

Arms of Varteig

Official blazon

På rød bunn en sølv kvinneskikkelse i fotsid drakt med løftede hender.

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on December 14, 1979.

The arms show a woman, symbolising Inga fra Varteig, mother of Håkon Håkonsson, who was born in 1204 as the son of King Håkon Sverreson. She plays also a role in the medieval Håkon Håkonssons Saga.


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Literature : Norske Kommunevåpen, Kommunalforlaget, 1987