Last modified: 2018-07-08 by klaus-michael schneider
Keywords: nossa senhora da graça dos degolados | cross(tau) | wheat(ear) | mallet |
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It is a typical Portuguese communal flag, with the coat of arms centred on a plain red field.
Source: this webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 8 July 2018
Shield Argent, a tau-cross Gules flanked by a bunch of wheat ears Vert at dexter and two mallets Gules crossed per saltire at sinister. Mural crown Argent with three visible towers (village rank) and white scroll with inscription in black initials: "NOSSA SENHORA DA GRAÇA DOS DEGOLADOS"
Meaning of the charges in arms:
The tau-cross is here related to Our Lady of Grace of the Beheaded, the local patron saint. It is representing virtues, especially purity, honour and loyalty. The mallets are symbolizing mining. The wheat ears are symbolizing agriculture and are reminding on the fact that already the first settlers had been cultivated the soil. Wheat is even today an important local product.
Sources: this webpage and Ralf Hartemink's webpage
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 July 2015 / 20 Jan 2017
Flag and arms published in the official journal Diário da República: III Série on 2 September 2005
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 20 Jan 2017
Nossa Senhora da Graça dos Degolados Commune is one of the three communes of the Campo Maior municipality; it had 587 inhabitants in 2011 and covers 35.8 km².
Klaus-Michael Schneider, 19 July 2015
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