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Alexander Moseanu

Scarborough, Ontario
Grant of Arms, Flag and Badge
November 10, 1994
Vol. II, p. 362

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Blazon

Arms

Sable above a winged lion's face Or langued Gules crowned with a coronet composed of a rim Gules heightened with maple leaves Or a Maltese cross Argent on a chief embattled Gules its battlements fimbriated Or two swords in saltire points downwards Argent hilts and pommels Or;

Crest

Issuant from a coronet composed of a rim Or heightened with maple leaves Gules a gauntlet Argent grasping a spear in bend reversed Sable headed Argent;

Motto

CITUS · AUDAX · CERTUS. This Latin phrase means "Swift, brave, certain".

Flag

A hoist of the Arms a fly per fess Argent and Gules displaying the Badge over all the whole within a bordure compony Or and Gules;

Badge

On a pellet above a winged lion's face Or langued Gules crowned with a coronet composed of a rim Gules heightened with maple leaves Or a Maltese cross Argent the whole within a bordure formed of a crest wreath Or and Gules;


Symbolism

In general, the symbolism of emblems prior to 2000 does not exist in an appropriate format for the online Register.


Background

Canada Gazette Information

The announcement of the Letters Patent was made on March 24, 2001, in Volume 135, page 936 of the Canada Gazette.


Artist Information

Creator(s)
Original concept of Alexander Moseanu, assisted by the heralds of the Canadian Heraldic Authority.

Painter
Robert Létourneau

Calligrapher
Suzzann Wright


Recipient Information

Individual