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Civic heraldry of Switzerland - Schweizer Wappen / Armorial de Suisse
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Canton : Vaud
D'azur à la croix d'argent, à la licorne saillante d'or brochante.
The arms were adopted in 1928.
They based on the arms of the Mestral de Cuarnens, former lords of the locality. The commune replaced the wheels which accompanied the cross by a unicorn, coming from an old village sign. This can also be seen as a canting element, the village name was pronounced as Cornens, which resemble licorne.
The arms in the Kaffee Hag albums 1914-1960
Literature : Armorial des communes Vaudoises, 1972.
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