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Baisogala (Siauliai, Lithuania)

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image by Virginijus Misiunas, 13 February 2010

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Baisogala (Radviliskis District) - field divided per pale blue and red, over a white lozenge the arms of Baisogala: a night-heron sitting on a horseshoe and holding a ring, and the Eye of Providence. Flag proportions 1:2, fringe is silver, finial is a golden night-heron with a ring, staff is blue. The charge of arms granted in 1791 can be explained only partially: the Eye of Providence represents the Four Years Parliament, but the meaning of the night-heron with a horseshoe and a ring is not known yet. Similar charges are known in the heraldry of noble families (the closest one would be the arms of Slepowron), but any relation is doubtful, because Baisogala was the property of the state since its first mention in 1537 till 1794. None of the known steward families (Skopp, Korsakas, Kosiecki, Poniatowski, Zaranka) used such arms. Somebody relates the arms with the Komar family (which bears the Slepowron arms), but that family bought the Baisogala manor in 1830, i.e. long after the granting of arms to the town.
Virginijus Misiunas, 13 February 2010