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Civic heraldry of Croatia
County : Primorje-Gorski Kotar County
The arms were officially adopted on January 2, 1995.
The arms of Cres originate from the 14th century and show a golden panther. The modern shield is based on the historical examples preserved mainly as carved in stone in several places in Cres. A legend told by the Cres inhabitants explains the use of the panther as symbolic for themselves - tame and lovely (and ready to work hard) as young horses they become dangerous as lions and eagles when they are provoked.
The arms by Ströhl, 1904
The arms in the Abadie albums
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