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Sveriges Kommunvapen
Swedish Civic Heraldry


Province (Landskap) : Smaland
County (Län) : Jönköping
Additions : 1952 Bäckseda, Näsby

The arms were registered in 1974.

The arms were first granted to the town of Vetlanda in 1925 and transferred to the new municipality in 1974.

The arms were based in the 1920s on a 'medieval seal' of the 'Kingdom Vithala'. The Kingdom never existed and the seal, which already showed a bend with a ear of an undefined grain, was a forgery probably based on an original medieval seal. Even though the hiestory was fake, the State Herald decided in 1925 to grant the design as new arms for the municipality. The ear was now described as wheat.

The arms as shown in the Kaffe Hag album

Literature : Nevéus and de Waern, 1992

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