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image by Tomislav Šipek, 20 February 2017
Here is flag and coat of arms of of former municipality of Varteig. Varteig
was merged into Sarpsborg in 1992.
Tomislav Šipek, 10 February 2016
image by Tomislav Šipek, 10 February 2016
Blazon: På rød bunn en sølv kvinneskikkelse i fotsid drakt med løftede hender.
In English: Gules a woman in a long dress with her hands raised argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 14 December 1979 after a drawing by Truls Nygaard. [c2j87]
According to [c2j87], human figures are seldom used as heraldic charges (that may be so in the Norwegian heraldry, but not so in general elsewhere), but when they are they do not depict a particular person, but general human figures. Of course, the woman figure in the arms of Varteig shall symbolize a particular woman - in this case Inga of Varteig, mother of Haakon Haakonson.
Željko Heimer, 21 February 2016