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Bible Encyclopedias

Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature

Potent, Cross


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in heraldry, a cross crutch-shaped at each extremity. It is also called a Jerusalem cross, from its occurrence in the insignia of the Christian kingdom of Jerusalem, which are, Argent a cross potent between four crosslets. This coat is remarkable as being a departure from the usual heraldic rule which prohibits the placing of metal upon metal.


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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'Potent, Cross'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/tce/p/potent-cross.html. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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