This sign is known as the Jerusalem cross, the cross of Palestine, and was used as a
symbol for the Latin kingdom of Jerusalem after the Holy city had been
conquered by the crusaders until the kingdom of Jerusalem was
conquered by warriors from inner Asia fighting for the sultan of Egypt
in 1244. The symbol was painted or woven in gold on a background of
See in Group 3, and compare with , the symbol for Jerusalem about 400-100 B.C.
sometimes appears as a decoration, i.e. the sign for an order or fellowship.
See in Group 28 for more data.
An early form of the Jerusalem cross was drawn .