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Heraldic motif | 1518

Historical Notice: A Crusader institution par excellence, the Order of the Hospital of Saint John of Jerusalem adopted naturally as its emblem a white cross on a red field (in heraldic terminology �Gules a cross argent�). Even after the adoption of the eight-pointed cross (Maltese cross) in the 16th c., in most heraldic depictions the simple Greek cross was still used.

Institution:  Institute of Historical Research (IHR/NHRF)

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