Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Cross

See also: Cross in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Cross (1) §

Central ordinary. The width of each arm is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a thick cross. Should be centered on the fess line.

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Cross (2) §

Central ordinary. The width of each arm is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This is a thin cross. Should be centered on the fess line.

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Cross Cotised §

Central ordinary.

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Cross Arrondi §

Central ordinary.

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Cross Checky §

Central ordinary.

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Cross Compony §

Central ordinary.

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Cross Counter-Compony §

Central ordinary.

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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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Cross Double Parted §

Central ordinary. A cross formed of two bars and two pales, conjoined.

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Cross Humetty §

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

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Cross Nowy §

Central ordinary. A cross with a circular protrusion in the center.Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

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Cross Parted and Fretted §

Central ordinary. A cross which has been split into interlaced strips.

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Cross Quadrate §

Central ordinary. A cross with a square protrusion in the center. Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

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Cross Quarter-Pierced §

Central ordinary. A cross with its center removed.

In period this was blazoned “party of nine” and considered a field division, but in SCA usage this is viewed as an ordinary with a hole in its center, and thus considered a charge.

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Cross Triply Parted §

Central ordinary. A cross formed of three bars and three pales, conjoined.

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Cross Triply Parted and Fretted §

Central ordinary. A cross which has been split into interlaced strips.

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Cross Of Chain §

A cross formed of chain links.

Source: Insignia Urbium Italiae Septentrionalis. Artist: Unknown.

(Found as a saltire in the arms of de Gayano.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.

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