Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Cross (Charge)

Cross Couped Fusilly §

Couped ordinary.

Cross Alisée §

A cross formed from a roundel invected.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

No eveidence has been found for this charge in period armory and it is not registrable without further documentation.

Source: West Kingdom Heraldic Templates.Artist: Vigdís Vestfirzka.

Cross Annuletty §

A cross with an annulet conjoined to the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: West Kingdom Heraldic Templates. Artist: Vigdís Vestfirzka.

Avellane Cross (1) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Accepted in the society but not documented in period heraldry.

Source: A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry. Artist: James or Irene Parker.

Avellane Cross (2) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Accepted in the society but not documented in period heraldry.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Avellane Cross (3) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Accepted in the society but not documented in period heraldry.

Source: West Kingdom Heraldic Templates. Artist: Vigdís Vestfirzka.

Cross of Annulets Braced §

A cross formed of annulet conjoined to each other. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: West Kingdom Heraldic Templates. Artist: Vigdís Vestfirzka.

Cross Barby §

A cross with an arrow point at each end.

This symbol is associated with a white supremacist movement in Hungary and may be unregistrable for that reason.

No eveidence has been found for this charge in period armory and it is not registrable without further documentation.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: West Kingdom Heraldic Templates. Artist: Vigdís Vestfirzka.

Cross Bottony (1) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Bottony (2) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Ortenburger Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. Adapted by Jessimond of Emerickeskepe. (Folio 221v.)

Cross Bottony (3) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Ortenburger Wappenbuch. Artist unknown. Adapted by Jessimond of Emerickeskepe. (Folio 209r.)

Latin Cross Bottony §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Bowen Cross §

A stylized knot.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Capital §

A cross formed of intersecting architectural columns.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Hofkleiderbuch des Herzogs Wilhelm IV und Albrecht V. Artist unknown. (From folio 50v.)

Celtic Cross (1) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Celtic Cross (2) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Celtic Cross (3) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Celtic Cross (4) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Celtic Cross (5) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

Equal-Armed Celtic Cross (1) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Equal-Armed Celtic Cross (2) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

This "gunsight" form is associated with white-supremacist groups and is no longer registrable as of the July 2018 LoAR.

Cross Clechy §

A cross with flared and pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Latin Cross Clechy §

A cross with flared and pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Coptic Cross §

An annulet with four arms.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Latin Cross Couped §

A cross with the lower arm extended. Symbolic of the crucifix, and may be blazoned a “Passion cross.”

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Crescenty §

A cross with crescents on the arms

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Crosslet (1) §

A cross with an additional cross on each arm.

Cross Crosslet (2) §

A cross with an additional cross on each arm.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

Cross Crosslet Fitchy (1) §

A cross crosslet with the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Crosslet Fitchy (2) §

A cross crosslet with the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Cross Crosslet Fitchy (3) §

A cross crosslet with the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Wappenbuch Conrads von Grünenberg. Artist unknown. (Arms of King Arthur, page 2.)

Cross Crosslet Fitchy (4) §

A cross crosslet with the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

Doubled Cross §

A cross with a two crosspieces.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Doubly Pommeled (1) §

A cross with two knobs on each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Doubly Pommeled (2) §

A cross with two knobs on each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Insignia Urbium Italiae Septentrionalis. Artist: Unknown. (From the arms of de Cruce, folio 165.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Cross Flory (1) §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Flory (2) §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Cross Flory (3) §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Scottish Nobility E2. Artist unknown. (Folio iir, arms of Margaret of Wessex.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Latin Cross Flory §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Cross Floretty §

A cross with fleurs de lys emerging from the ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Formy (1) §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

Cross Formy (2) §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

Cross Formy (3) §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

Cross Formy Fitchy (1) §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends and the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Formy Fitchy (2) §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends and the lower arm replaced by a pointed spike.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Nobleza del Andaluzia. Artist unknown. (Arms of Aragon, folio 34v.)

Cross Formy Calvary §

A cross with flared ends mounted on a pedestal of three steps.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Formy Double-Pommeled at the Foot §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends, having two knobs hanging from its lower end. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber.

Cross Formy Throughout §

Device
Badge

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

Source: Beyeren Armorial. (Folio 32r.)

Cross Fourchy §

A cross with forked ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Glandular §

A cross with acorns growing from each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. No proper coloration.

Source: Livro de Nobreza. Artist: António Godinho. (Arms of Bulhao, folio 37r.)

Greek Cross §

A Greek Cross has arms that are the same length and width.

Use of a cross gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Cross.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Key Cross (1) §

A cross clechy and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Key Cross (2) §

A cross clechy and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Latin Cross or Passion Cross §

A cross with a longer arm on the bottom.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Maltese Cross (1) §

A cross formed of four equal-sized wedges meeting in the center

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Maltese Cross (2) §

A cross formed of four equal-sized wedges meeting in the center

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: SVG Heraldry Components. Artist: Nicholas de Estleche.

Cross Miller §

A cross with forked arms.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Moline (1) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Bored-Artist Collection. Artist: Unknown.

Cross Moline (2) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Moline (3) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Cross Moline (4) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Moline (5) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Beyeren Armorial. Artist: Claes Heinenzoon. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Cross Moline (6) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Two Tudor Books of Arms. Artist: Robert Cooke. (From page 30.)

Cross Moline Disjointed §

A cross with flared ends.

The term “disjointed” indicates that the cross has been separated down the middle into separate pieces.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Norse Sun-Cross (1) §

A cross within and conjoined to an annulet.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Norse Sun-Cross (2) §

A cross within and conjoined to an annulet.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Of Calatrava §

A cross with stylized fleurs de lys on the ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Adapted from a Spanish banner of the Order of Calatrava.

Cross Of Calvary §

A Latin cross mounted on a pedestal of three steps. Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr. Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Cross Of Jerusalem §

A cross potent with crosses crosslet tucked within its arms.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Of Lorraine §

A cross with a second shorter crosspiece above the first.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Rayonnant §

Device
Badge

A cross with rays of the sun issuant from behind its center point.

Default orientation: crosswise throughout. No proper coloration.

Cross Of Santiago §

A cross flory fitchy.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Of Toulouse (1) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Of Toulouse (2) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist: Roana d’Evreux.

Cross Of Toulouse (3) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Stemmario Trivulziano. Artist: Gian Antonio da Tradate.

Cross Patonce (1) §

A cross with tripartite flares the ends, sometimes described as “wolf-clawed.”

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Patonce (2) §

A cross with tripartite flares at the ends, sometimes described as “wolf-clawed.”

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Latin Cross Patonce §

A cross with tripartite flares the ends, sometimes described as “wolf-clawed.”

This is the “latin” version; shorten the lower arm for the default equal-armed cross patonce.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

Patriarchal Cross §

A cross with a second shorter crosspiece above the first.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Pomelly (1) §

A cross with a knob on the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Pomelly (2) §

A cross with a knob on the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Wappenbuch Süddeutschland. Artist: Unknown. (Folio 26v.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Latin Cross Pomelly §

A cross with a knob on the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Wappenbuch Süddeutschland. Artist: Unknown. (Folio 26v.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

Cross Pointed §

A cross with pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Potent (1) §

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Potent (2) §

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Potent Voided §

A cross with bars at the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Livro do Armeiro-Mor. Artist: Jean Du Cros. (Arms of Teixeira, folio 75v.)

Cross Potent Conjoined to an Annulet §

A cross with bars at the end of each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Ragged Cross §

A cross raguly, formed of two branches.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

Russian Orthodox Cross §

A cross with a second shorter crosspiece above the first and a third crosspiece at an angle.

Sometimes blazoned an “Eastern Orthodox Cross” or “Greek Orthodox Cross.”

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Artist: Zubeydah al-Badawiyyah.

Cross Swallowtailed §

A cross with the ends invected.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration. Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Of Four Lozenges §

A cross formed of four diamonds.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

Cross of St. Brigid §

A cross of straws interlaced to form a central square.

Associated with pre-Christian Irish fertility rituals of the Tuatha Dé Danann goddess Brigid, and then re-assigned to an early Irish Catholic saint of the same name.

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP) because it was not used in period heraldry, but accepted because it is a legitimate period artifact.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Artist: Þórý Veðardóttir. License: CC BY-NC-SA; comercial use requires permision.

Tau Cross (1) §

A shape like a capital T with flared ends. Also called a “St. Anthony's Cross.”

Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Tau Cross (2) §

A shape like a capital T with flared ends. Also called a “St. Anthony's Cross.”

Rarely used in period armory.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (1) §

Four ermine spots arranged in a cross.

Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (2) §

A cross formed of four ermine spots.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Viking Answer Lady SVG Images For Heralds. Artist: Gunnvôr silfrahárr.

Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (3) §

A cross formed of four ermine spots.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Source: Boke of Saint Albans. Artist unknown.

Cross of Triquetras §

A stylized knot. See also the trefoil knot.

Sometimes called a “Carolingian cross” due to its use by Charlemagne.

Source: Wikimedia Commons. Artist: AnonMoos.