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Arendal, Aust-Agder (Norway)

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[Flag of Arendal]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

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The Flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Arendal.
Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Arendal]
image by Tomislav Šipek, 21 October 2015

The coat of arms was approved by the royal resolution of 7 November 1924. It was drawn by Miss C. Aubert (as given in [c2j87] and also copied at ) after a draft by Fred. Barth (I know of Frederik Barth, a Norwebian anthropologist, but he was born around this time...)
[c2j87] provides no Norwegian blazon, but a description that "it depicts a cruiser, a three masted ship of the 18th century type, on three waves".
In the 18th century the town's militia had a flag showing a similar arms withotu the waves and since 1820's a seal depicts such with ship on sea and in base the crowned Norwegian coat of arms between some trees. This was initialy used on the seal of a government official (therefore the state arms), but was afterwards taken as the town coat of arms. Eventually, in connection with the bicentenary marked in 1923 a new design was adopted.
A good depiction of the pre-1924 coat of arms is shown at
Željko Heimer, 22 October 2015