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Civic heraldry of South Africa
As Kroonstad" literally means "crown town", the crown floating above the shield may well be a canting reference to the name. The supporters are a wildebeest (gnu) and a springbok.
New arms were registered in 1967, and the British crown was changed to a gold mural crown (South Africa had, by then, been a republic for six years).
Literature : Image scanned from a cigarette card from the 1930s
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