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Josvainiai (Kaunas, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 23 January 2010

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Josvainiai (Kedainiai District) - on a silver field with a green base a forward looking silver knight mounted on a backward going red horse, the knight holds a silver saber with golden hilt, knight's helmet decorated with four feathers of ostrich: two golden and two blue, from the knight's right shoulder to left hip bent red band, saddle is blue. Flag proportions 10:11, free edges bordered with a narrow red stripe, finial is a golden tip, staff is dark grey. The charge of arms granted in 1792 contains numerous heraldic errors, its picture is untidy, and it differs quite significantly from the text of privilege, but it is very similar to the arms of Veivirzenai granted 3 days before. The researchers guess that the clerk was not educated in heraldry, and also he liked making his job easier. Anyway, the Lithuanian Heraldry Commission decided keeping the modern charge as close to the historical one as possible. The charge should symbolize readiness to defend the country and rights by weapon.
Virginijus Misiunas, 23 January 2010