Cross: Swallowtailed

Cross swallowtailed (Period)

Cross swallowtailed (Period)

The “cross swallowtailed” is found in the arms of de Marinonibus, mid-15th C. [Triv 217], where it’s blazoned a “cross of eight points”.  However, the latter term can also refer to the Maltese cross [Franklyn 118], so the Society’s term is preferred.

Eric of the Broken Cross bears:  Gules, a cross swallowtailed azure fimbriated Or.

Savaric de Pardieu bears:  Quarterly argent and sable, in saltire five crosses swallowtailed counterchanged.

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