Diocese of Linköping

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DIOCESE OF LINKÖPING

Denomination : Lutheran

Arms (crest) of Diocese of Linköping

Official blazon

I rött fält två korslagda nycklar av silver överlagda en stolpvis ställd kräkla av guld.

Origin/meaning

The Keys symbolises St Peter which thogether with St Paul is patron of the Cathedral of Linköping. The Keys was placed in the Chapter Seal in the 1250ies. To which a Crozier was added in the 1290ies. The Tinctures was fist added in 1962 when the State Archives created drawings for Porcelain to the Bishop's residence.


Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992

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