6102 Visby

This minor planet is named after the town of Visby, Sweden on the island of Gotland. It is a very old city, and a lot of medieval structures still stand. By all accounts, it is a very beautiful city, and is a common tourist destination. Its name derives from Old Norse for "village of the place of pagan sacrifices."

The symbol of this minor planet is derived from this town's very interesting coat of arms, which seem to be based on the original meaning of the town's name. It is an open cup with the symbol for Aries resting in it, representing a lamb, with a solar dot above, representing the golden halo, goblet, and blood of the coat of arms.


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