Cross: Jerusalem

Cross of Jerusalem (Period)

Cross of Jerusalem (Period)

The “cross of Jerusalem” is taken from the arms of that Kingdom.  The Kingdom of Jerusalem had a variety of crosses through its life; this is the best known form, dating from 1282 [ANA2 339].  Period blazons didn’t use the term, instead explicitly blazoning it by parts, e.g., “a cross potent between four crosses couped.”

Stephan of Monmouth bears:  Per pale Or and sable, a cross of Jerusalem counterchanged.

Lothar Hügelman bears:  Sable, a cross of Jerusalem argent.

Lucien de Wyntere bears:  Azure, a cross of Jerusalem within a bordure argent.

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