Book Of Traceable Heraldic Art

Saltire

See also: Saltire in Pictorial Dictionary of Heraldry.

Saltire (1) §

Device
Badge
Lozenge
Round
Heart

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This a thick saltire.

Sometimes blazoned a “St. Andrew’s cross.”

Saltire (2) §

Device
Badge
Heart

Central ordinary. The width is typically a third of the width of the device or a bit narrower. This a thin saltire.

Sometimes blazoned a “St. Andrew’s cross.”

Saltire Counter-Compony §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Saltire Engrailed §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Walters Ms. W.847. Artist unknown. (Arms of Geffray Batotort, folio 10r.)

Saltire Fusilly §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Armorial de Gelre. Artist: Claes Heinenzoon. (Page 221.)

Saltire Nowy §

Device
Badge

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

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Saltire Parted and Voided §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Source: Priorista di Giuliano de' Ricci. Artist unknown. (Vol. I, folio 58r, arms of Ruffoli.)

Saltire Quadrate §

Device
Badge

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

Considered a step from period practice (SFPP).

Saltire Raguly §

Device
Badge

Central ordinary.

Also called the "Burgundy cross" and used by the modern Spanish Carlists.

Saltorel, or Saltire Couped §

Device
Badge

Couped ordinary.

Saltire Of Chain §

Device
Badge

An ordinary formed of chain links.

Source: Insignia Urbium Italiae Septentrionalis. Artist: Unknown. (Found in the arms of de Gayano.) Adapted by Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin.