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For other uses, see Pogon.
Pogoń coat of arms

Pogoń or Pahonia (Belarusian: Пагоня) is a word used to describe the Lithuanian coat of arms. The term was possibly first applied by Marcin Bielski in the 16th century.[1] The arms represent a Knight-in-pursuit, known as Vytis, and meaning the chase. It has been used by several noble families, like the Sokolski (Pogoń Ruska coat of arms) and the Czartoryski families.

More recently the Pogoń has been used as a state symbol:

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  1. ^ E.Rimša. Heraldry past to present. 2005, p.65