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Rygge, Østfold (Norway)

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[Flag of Rygge] image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 February 2017

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Here is flag and coat of arms of Rygge.
Tomislav Šipek, 20 January 2016

Coat of Arms

[COA of Rygge]image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 January 2016

Blazon: I rødt en gull spore. In English: Gules a spur or, rowel to chief.
(I write rowel to chief, since the usual position of spur in arms, according to Parker, is with the rowel downwards. cf.
Approved by the royal resolution of 30 November 1984 after a drawing by Truls Nygaard.
Sources: [c2j87] and
The design represents the golden spur found at Rød in Rygge, being one of the finest golden artefacts from the Viking era found in Norway. The original spur had a pointed end, but it is shown with a rowel in the arms, to make it more recognizable to what it is. Also, the rowel wheel is depicted rotated 90 along the point axis then a wheel would normally be in a spur - for the same reason of recognisibility (just like the crossbar of an anchor is so depicted regularly, and other similar kinds of heraldic abstractions). The actual Rygge spur is shown of a photo at
Željko Heimer, 26 January 2016