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Ceredigion Coat of Arms

CCC Crest

The coat of arms was transferred from Cardiganshire County Council to the Ceredigion District Council in 1974 and to the new Ceredigion County Council in 1996.

Official Description: "Quarterly per pale indented first Sable a Lion rampant regardant Or, second, Barrywavy of six Argent and Azure a herring haurient proper, third, Azure a Garb Or banded Gules, and fourth Sable a chevron between three roses Argent barbed and seeded proper."

The top left quarter, a golden lion rampant on a black ground, is based on the arms of Gwaithfoed - a medieval prince of Ceredigion.

The top right quarter, a herring against a background of the sea, signifies the fishing industry of Ceredigion.

A wheatsheaf in the bottom left quarter represents agriculture,the county's dominant industry.

Shown on the bottom right quarter are the arms ascribed to Dewi Sant (Saint David), the Patron Saint of Wales, who had very close associations with Ceredigion.

The County's motto is: "Golud Gwlad Rhyddid" which means "A Country's Wealth is its Freedom".