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Rueyres-Saint-Laurent commune (Fribourg/Freiburg canton, Switzerland)

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[Flag of Rueyres-Saint-Laurent] image by Pascal Gross

Per fess Azure on a Mount Vert a Lamb Argent sejant holding a Latin Cross Or and Or a Grill fesswise Sable.

Željko Heimer, 3 December 2000

The tool shown in the lower half of the flag is of course the one on which St. Laurent was roasted alive.  It was a usual practice in the medieval iconography to identify a martyr by placing in his/her hands or close to him/her the tool used to martyr him/her.
Ivan Sache, 3 December 2000