The “ankh” may also be blazoned a “crux ansata” (literally “a cross with a handle”). It was an ancient Egyptian symbol of life. No period heraldic examples of its use have been found; the use of the ankh is deemed a step from period practice.
Mary the Melodious Lady of Flanders bears: Gyronny ermine and vert, a crux ansata Or.
Anne the Merciful bears: Per chevron azure and vert, a crux ansata argent.
Katriona Silverswan bears: Per pale azure and argent, an ankh counterchanged.