Talking about my country with my crowbabe reminded me how much I like tradition and history. GoT reminded me how much I like insignia.
Important municipal arms and other coat of arms throughout my life!
From the top:
Mariefred – my birthtown.
Strängnäs – the nearest “larger” town, where most of my friends studied.
Stallarholmen – gave me my appreciation of nature
Åkers styckebruk – developed my diving and swimming.
Eskilstuna – where I studied for three years in highschool
Södermanland County – where most of my life has taken place.
Stockholm – capitol of Sweden and my current place of residence
Greater Coat of Arms of Sweden
Mariefred: Azure a sun surmounted by the Virgin holding her Child or standing on a crescent fesswise argent
Strangnas: Or the figures of St. Peter on the dexter and St. Paul on the sinister, nimbed argent robed gules and cloaked vert, bearing in their sinister hands a key azure for St. Peter and a sword of the same for St. Paul
Stallarholmen: Or a selbåge* sable
Akers styckebruk: Sable a cannon palewise between two palm branches or
Eskilstuna: Argent an anvil sable issuant from a base wavy azure; issuant from a cloud nebuly of the third in the sinister chief point a dexter arm gules bearing a hammer of the second
Sodermanland County: Or a griffin rampant segreant sable, armed and langued gules
Stockholm: Azure the head of St. Erik crowned or
Blazon: Per quarterly by a cross or the first and fourth azure three crowns of the first, second and third bendy sinister wavy of the second and argent, a lion rampant crowned of the first armed and langued gules; in the fess point an escutcheon per pale, the first tierced in bend of the second, third, and fourth, a vase of the first; the second of the second issuant from the sea in base wavy a bridge with three arches and two towers of the third, in honor point an eagle reguardant wings displayed and inverted resting on thunderbolts of the first, in chief the constellation of the Big Dipper of the same
Supporters: Two lions rampant reguardant, colored as in the arms
Mantling: Purpre lined ermine
*Despite much Googling, my Swedish is nonexistent, and I have no idea what this implement is. If anyone knows Swedish or is familiar with this tool, please let me know.