Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Cross

See also: Cross in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Cross (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

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.

Cross (2) §

Device
Badge
Heart

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

Cross (3) §

Device
Badge

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

Cross Counter-Embattled §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Cross Couped (1) §

Device
Badge

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.

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.

Cross Double Parted §

Device
Badge

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

Cross Humetty §

Device
Badge

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

Cross Nowy §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A cross with a circular protrusion in the center.

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Cross Parted §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A cross which has been split.

Cross Parted and Fretted §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

A cross which has been split into interlaced strips.

Cross Portate §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

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

Cross Quadrate §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A cross with a square protrusion in the center.

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Cross Quarter-Pierced (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A cross with its center removed.

In period this might be considered a field division blazoned

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

Cross Quarter-Pierced (2) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary. A cross with its center removed.

Source: Wappenbuch der Arlberg-Bruderschaft. Artist: Vigil Raber. (Page 197.)

Cross Raguly (1) §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Insignia Anglica. Artist unknown. (Pages 42, 62.)

Straight Tau Cross Throughout §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Cross Triply Parted §

Device
Badge

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

Cross Triply Parted and Fretted §

Device
Badge

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

Cross Potent Throughout §

Device
Badge

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Potent Throughout Interlaced with an Annulet §

Device
Badge

A cross with flattened ends.

Default orientation: crosswise. No proper coloration.

Cross Of Chain §

Device
Badge

An ordinary 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.