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Province (Landskap): Södermanland, Uppland
County (Län): Stockholms län
Additions : 1913 Brännkyrka; 1916 Bromma; 1949 Hässelby Villastads, Spånga (partly), some parts of other municipalities after 1950.
I blått fält ett krönt S:t Erikshuvud av guld.
The arms were granted on January 19, 1934.
The oldest seal of Stockholm only shows a tower, it dates from around 1280. The second seal also shows a tower and city wall. The third, smaller, seal dates from around 1370 and is the first seal to show the head. The head gradually appears as arms and as a symbol of the city on seals, buildings and images.
Seals of Stockholm:
The oldest seal of Stockholm (1296)
The seal of Stockholm from 1326
The oldest seal of Stockholm with the head (1370)
The seal of Stockholm from 1680
The oldest seal of Stockholm with the head.
The head is supposedly the head of St. Erik, the patron saint of the city and the country. He is often shown as a young man with relatively long hair. Even though the composition of the arms did not change, the shape of both the head and the crown have changed often, according to the style of the period.
The arms as shown by Liljeblad, 1878
The arms in the Kaffe Hag album +/- 1935
The arms in the Abadie albums
The arms +/- 1910
Greeting card, 1950s
The arms as used in the city:
Literature : Scheffer, C.G.U.; Svensk Vapenbok, Stockholm, 1967; Neveus and de Waern, Ny Svensk Vapenbok, 1992.
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