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image by Jarig Bakker, 3 May 2004
Description: "In gold a blue pale, charged with a silver organ-pipe
with a golden labium; the pale with right in chief a blue erased eagle's
head and left in base a blue flounder (fish)".
The pale in this coat of arms is a parallel to the crossbar in arms of Lioessens: it represents the road from Dokkum to Lauwersoog, which passes by both villages. The arms as a whole is kept in the counter-colors of the Van Heemstra family, from which the eagle has been taken. The Van Heemstr arms contains a golden eagle on a blue field. Furthermore the eagle refers to St. John the Baptist, the patron saint of the village church. In the early Gothic church of Moarre we find the oldest organ in Dongeradiel. The organ-pipe reminds of that. The labium looks better in gold. For esthetic reasons the pipe has been put on the pale. The flounder (bot) is from the coat of arms of the Botma family.
Source: "Anoniem, 1994 (Wapens en vlaggen van Dongeradeel)".