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01-10-2018, 13:08   #1
tv3tg4
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Identify this Celtic cross?

Just wondering if anyone has information regarding this symbol?

It is probably a Celtic cross.
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01-10-2018, 15:35   #2
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It's a Saxon or Canterbury Cross. A Celtic cross has straight, or very slightly splayed, arms, not arms with a wide, curved splay like this. More to the point, the arms don't have curved ends suggesting of a circle; the cross involves an actual circle, and the arms pass through it, and have straight ends.
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01-10-2018, 15:48   #3
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Or Knights of Malta?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_patt%C3%A9e
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Nope. The Maltese cross has eight points, two on each arm, formed by having a little triangular indent at the end of each arm. On the Saxon/Canterbury cross the arms bulge outwards, not inwards, and the bulge is curved, not straight.
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01-10-2018, 19:21   #5
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Many thanks. This cross is on my grandfather's headstone and I often wondered if it was Celtic.

Many thanks for all the information.
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01-10-2018, 19:35   #6
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I think it is St. Cuthbert's cross......
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