Cross: Coptic

Coptic cross (Accepted)

Coptic cross (Accepted)

The “Coptic cross” is a motif found in Christian art in Ethiopia and Egypt.  The term has been applied in modern times to several cross motifs; the illustrated form is the one accepted for Society use.  It has not been found in mundane heraldry.

Stephen of Bellamy bears:  Argent, a Coptic cross sable within a bordure embattled gules.

Cionaodh na Cairrce mac Cosgraigh bears:  Gules, a Coptic cross throughout, a bordure argent.

Passchyer Bisscop bears:  Argent, a Coptic cross purpure.

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