Cross: Portate

Cross portate (Period)

Cross portate (Period)

The “cross portate” is described in Legh, 1562 [31], and found in the arms of Tellini, c.1550 [BSB Cod.Icon 274:491].  Its use in Society heraldry is restricted to simple and balanced designs.

Guillaume di San Marino bears:  Or, a cross portate pean, in dexter chief a goutte de sang.

Robert Blackhart bears:  Argent, a cross portate reversed between three hearts sable.

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