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Skaun, South Trøndelag (Norway)

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image by Tomislav Šipek, 23 February 2017

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The flag

Here is flag and coat of arms of Skaun. Administrative center is Børsa.
Tomislav Šipek, 17 December 2015

Coat of Arms

[COA of Skaun] image by Tomislav Šipek, 17 December 2015

Blazon: Delt blått og sølv ved palisadesnitt. In English: Per fess urdy azure and argent.
Approved by the royal resolution of 9 January 1987 after a drawing by Einar H. Skjervold. [c2j87]
The municipal web site explains that the design is based on four monoliths in Børsa, that are supposedly part of ancient graveyard from between 5 adn 10 c. AD.
The local tradition states that these stones is where Einar Tambarskjelve moored his ships, and he owned a fort in Husaby in Skaun. Husaby is also known in Norwegian literature as where Kristin Lavransdatter of the same named masterpiece novel by Sigrid Undset, is from. Einar Eindridesson Thambarskelfir, as known in English, was an influential Norwegian nobleman competing for the power of Norway against Olaf Haraldsson (St. Olav). He is renown bowmen, and show in the coat of arms of neighboring Melhus.
The mayor of Skaun in front of the stones in the NRK TV report.
Željko Heimer, 18 December 2015