Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Cross Couped

See also: Cross, Bowen and Cross, Celtic in Pennsic Traceable Art.

Cross Couped (1) §

A couped cross, or a bar and a pale conjoined that do not reach the edges of the field. Use of a cross gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Cross.

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Cross Couped (2) §

A couped cross, or a bar and a pale conjoined that do not reach the edges of the field. Use of a cross gules on an argent field is restricted for conflict with the Red Cross.

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Avellane Cross (1) §

A cross of four stylized filbert nuts. Alignment: point to chief.

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. Alignment: point to chief.

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 §

A cross with three knobs at each end. Alignment: point to chief.

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

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Bowen Cross §

A stylized knot. Alignment: point to chief.

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

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Celtic Cross §

A style of cross found in stone monuments in Ireland. Alignment: point to chief. Very rarely used in period heraldry.

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

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Cross Clechy §

A cross with flared and pointed ends.

Alignment: point to chief.

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 Formy §

A cross with curving arms and flared ends.

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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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Cross Humetty §

Central ordinary. A cross couped parallel to the border of the device.

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Latin Cross, or Passion Cross §

A cross with a longer arm on the bottom.

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Cross Moline §

A cross with split and curved ends.

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

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Cross Patonce §

A cross with tripartite flares the ends, sometimes described as “wolf-clawed.” Alignment: point to chief.

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

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Cross Pomelly §

A cross with roundels at the ends.

Alignment: point to chief.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Cross Pointed §

A cross with pointed ends.

Alignment: point to chief.

Rarely used in period armory.

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

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Cross Potent §

A cross with flattened ends.

Alignment: point to chief.

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

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Ragged Cross §

A cross raguly, formed of two branches.

Source: Workes of Armorie. Artist: John Bossewell.

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Cross Swallowtailed §

A cross with the ends invected. Alignment: point to chief. Rarely used in period armory.

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

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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.

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Tau Cross §

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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