Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Cross (Charge)

Cross Portate §

Central ordinary.

If it leans in the other direction, blazoned “a cross portate reversed.”

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Straight Tau Cross Throughout §

Central ordinary.

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Tau Cross Throughout §

Central ordinary.

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Avellane Cross (1) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Accepted in the society but not documented in period heraldry.

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

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Avellane Cross (2) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Accepted in the society but not documented in period heraldry.

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

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Cross Bottony (1) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Bottony (2) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Bottony (3) §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Latin Cross Bottony §

A cross with three knobs at each end.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Bowen Cross §

A stylized knot.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Celtic Cross (1) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

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

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Celtic Cross (2) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Celtic Cross (3) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise. Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Celtic Cross (4) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

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Celtic Cross (5) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise.

Very rarely used in period heraldry.

Artist: Jessimond of Emerickeskepe.

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Equal-Armed Celtic Cross (1) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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Equal-Armed Celtic Cross (2) §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Clechy §

A cross with flared and pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Latin Cross Clechy §

A cross with flared and pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Coptic Cross §

An annulet with four arms.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Latin Cross Couped §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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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.

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Cross Crosslet §

A cross with an additional cross on each arm.

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Cross Crosslet Fitchy (1) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Crosslet Fitchy (2) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Doubled Cross §

A cross with a two crosspieces.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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Cross Doubly Pommeled (1) §

A cross with two knobs on each arm.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Doubly Pommeled (2) §

A cross with two knobs on each arm. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Flory (1) §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Flory (2) §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Latin Cross Flory §

A cross with flared ends resembling fleurs de lys. Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Cross Floretty §

A cross with fleurs de lys emerging from the ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Formy §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

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Cross Formy Fitchy (1) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Formy Fitchy (2) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Formy Calvary §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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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.

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

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Cross Formy Throughout §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

Source: Beyeren Armorial. (Folio 32r.)

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Cross Fourchy §

A cross with forked ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Glandular §

A cross with acorns growing from each end.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

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

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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.

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Key Cross (1) §

A cross clechy and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Key Cross (2) §

A cross clechy and pometty. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Latin Cross or Passion Cross §

A cross with a longer arm on the bottom.

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Maltese Cross §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Miller §

A cross with forked arms.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Moline (1) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Moline (2) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Moline (3) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Moline (4) §

A cross with flared ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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Cross Moline (5) §

A cross with flared ends. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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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.

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Norse Sun-Cross (1) §

A cross within and conjoined to an annulet.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Norse Sun-Cross (2) §

A cross within and conjoined to an annulet. Default orientation: crosswise.

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Cross Of Calatrava §

A cross with stylized fleurs de lys on the ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Adapted from a Spanish banner of the Order of Calatrava.

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Cross Of Calvary §

A Latin cross mounted on a pedestal of three steps. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Jerusalem §

A cross potent with crosses crosslet tucked within its arms.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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Cross Of Lorraine §

A cross with a second shorter crosspiece above the first.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Santiago §

A cross flory fitchy.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Toulouse (1) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Toulouse (2) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Toulouse (3) §

A cross clechy, voided and pometty.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Patonce (1) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Patonce (2) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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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.

Source: Heraldic Templates. Artist: Torric inn Björn.

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Patriarchal Cross §

A cross with a second shorter crosspiece above the first.

Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Pomelly (1) §

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

Default orientation: crosswise.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Cross Pomelly (2) §

A cross with a knob on the end of each arm. Default orientation: crosswise.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Latin Cross Pomelly §

A cross with a knob on the end of each arm. Default orientation: crosswise.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Cross Pointed §

A cross with pointed ends.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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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.

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Cross Potent (2) §

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

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Cross Potent Throughout §

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

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Cross Potent Throughout Interlaced with an Annulet §

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

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Cross Potent Voided §

A cross with bars at the end of each arm.

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

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Cross Potent Conjoined to an Annulet §

A cross with bars at the end of each arm. Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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Ragged Cross §

A cross raguly, formed of two branches.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

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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.”

Artist: Zubeydah al-Badawiyyah.

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Cross Swallowtailed §

A cross with the ends invected. Default orientation: crosswise. Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Cross Of Four Lozenges §

A cross formed of four diamonds.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Pennsic Traceable Art. Artist unknown.

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (1) §

Four ermine spots arranged in a cross.

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Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (2) §

A cross formed of four ermine spots. Default orientation: crosswise.

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

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Cross Of Four Ermine Spots (3) §

A cross formed of four ermine spots.

Default orientation: crosswise.

Source: Boke of Saint Albans. Artist unknown.

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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.

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