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Civic heraldry of South Africa
The town was named after the Roman goddess of fertility, because it is situated in a fertile farming area. The design of the "arms" suggests wheat-farming and fruit-farming, and the landscape in the second quarter is probably a local scene.
These "arms" were later (by the 1960s) replaced by an
heraldic device: Vert, a fess wavy Argent charged
with a barrulet wavy Azure, over all a pale Argent
charged with a representation of the goddess Ceres
vested Vert holding in her dexter hand a sheaf of
wheat and in her sinister a torch enflamed all proper,
in chief a mural crown Gules. They were registered at
the Bureau of Heraldry in 1974.
(I have no image therof).
Literature : Image scanned from a cigarette card from the 1930s
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