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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 3 February 2010
Flag and coat of arms of Panevezys (Panevezys county -
Panevezio apskritis). The flag is according to my personal
observation from the flag show of Mindaugas coronation 750th
anniversary. The coat of arms is drawn according to image from
the book: The Heraldry of Lithuania.
Audrius Slapsinskas, 10 July 2003
On a white field the arms of Panevezys city: a mural gate.
Flag proportions 10:11, hoist and fly decorated with red bricks,
fringe is silver, finial is a silver roof tower with pommel and
battlements, and silver bands. The arms appeared in late 18th
century, though no data about its granting is known yet. And it
is known that Panevezys self-established its municipality in 1791
(using the according decree of the Four Years Parliament that
allowed such self-establishments), but it was not confirmed on
the state level against the destruction of state (in 1795). So
some researchers guess that Panevezys has designed and used
apocryphal arms, which was surprisingly kept even in early 19th
century. The meaning of mural gate is obvious: city rights.
Virginijus Misiunas, 3 February 2010
image by Audrius Slapsinskas, 10 July 2003