[ANSTHRLD] default cross (was: A cross between. . .)

Jillian Birtciel saintesun at gmail.com
Fri Dec 3 03:06:41 PST 2010

> When you see "a cross" in an S.C.A. blazon without elaboration, the charge
> is both throughout *and* centered.  You can see several period examples at <
> http://coblaith.net/Heraldry/Crosses/default.html>.
> Perhaps you're visualizing "a Latin cross", which has a longer lower than
> upper limb?  There are some examples of Latin crosses couped at <
> http://coblaith.net/Heraldry/Crosses/modifications.html#Latin>.  I'm not
> sure I've seen one uncouped in a period source. . .
> Coblaith Muimnech
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Thank you for even more wonderful examples.  No, I think in my head the word
<cross> immediately brings up the image of the American Red Cross emblem.  I
*know* that it's not the default for the SCA's use, but that's where my
brain goes.  Definitely couped, definitely centered.


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