Tolosan Cross

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Tolosan Cross
Tolosan Cross on the flag of the Midi-Pyrénées region of France

The Occitan Cross (named after Tolosa , the Occitan name of the town Toulouse ) is a wicked cross , which usually equally long cross arms (Greek cross ) long-drawn, medieval quatrefoil ride similar. All twelve tips are equipped with small balls . In most of the Romance languages it is called Occitania Cross ( Crotz occitana ( occ .), Croix occitane (French), Cruz de Occitania (Spanish)) after the country of Occitania .

Many terms are known for this cross, but only a few are applicable. The correct transfer from the French Heraldry ( croix cléchée, videe (empty, hollow) et pommetée (beäpfelt) de douze pièces (12 pieces) - margined (empty) Key Cross, 12 times apfelbesteckt) would result in a quatrefoil Riding Cross , sullied with 12 beads or balls. Medieval keys often had three pass - or quatrefoil ride as key grips, like the Heraldry known, some sullied with beads or balls on the corners. Other names such as key border cross or key cross (French: Croix cléchée ) contrast with the questionable names key ring cross and leaf cross. The latter is out of the question because of the open shape of the Tolosan cross. The Occitan cross is a little used heraldic figure , but it is particularly widespread in coats of arms in southern France around Toulouse.

The cross in the coat of arms of Sevgein is the modified form of an anchor cross with firmly rolled ends, therefore not a Tolosan cross.

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