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Larvik, Vestfold (Norway)

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[Flag of Larvik] image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 February 2017

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Larvik.
Image of Flag (Google Street View)
Tomislav Šipek, 26 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[Flag of Larvik] image by Tomislav Šipek, 26 October 2015

As we learn from the link above, the coat of arms/flag are newer then the [c2j87] and even the [c2j88]. However, Larvik is mentioned in the first...
It depicts a coat of arms: argent a leaved tree issuant from a mount vert. It is known from 1899 from a calendar issue. It reminds to an element from the seal of Jens Kielman, a state official in Larvik. A tree was used in town seal in 1830s, but other version of the seal were also in use (cf.
Obviously, new coat of arms was approved on 20 January 1989, after Larvik was joined with surrounding municipalities of Brunlanes, Hedrum, Stavern, Tjølling.
By the way, three of these had theirown coat of arms prior to 1988: Brunlanes - azure twelve plates 3-4-5, adopted on 29 August 1985 but not approved by the issue of [c2j87], because of the planned joining of the municipalities. Drawn by Kjell Ronald Hansen.
Hedrum - vert a bend wavy argent. (På grønn bunn en sølv skråbjelke dannet ved bolgesnitt), approved bys royal resolution of 18 November 1966, drawn by D. Krohn-Holm Jr.
Tjølling. - Azure two longships argent (På blå bunn to sølv langskip) approved by royal resolution of 7 May 1971, H. Traetteberg.
Željko Heimer, 03 November 2015

Issuant from a mount vert is the default for a tree in heraldry. That's why it's necessary to write 'eradicated' when it's really just the tree.
Peter Hans van den Muijzenberg, 22 April 2016


[Flag of Hedrum] image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 February 2017

From 1988 Herdum has been part of Larvik.
Tomislav Šipek, 27 February 2017

[Flag of Hedrum] image by Tomislav Šipek, 27 February 2017