- All four arms of the Greek Cross/St. George's Cross would typically be of equal length and would be straight and unadorned.(3)
- The Maltese Cross/St. John's Cross is similar to the Greek Cross, but its arms flare.(3)
- None of these would fit the definition of a Maltese Cross by the Order of St. John's Reverend Dr. Michael Foster.
- The arms of the Cross of the Knights Templars are straight and the downward arm is longer than the others, but their flourishes couldn't be called forks, curves or points.
- The forks on the arms are angular, not curved, so they cannot be confused with those of the Cross Moline.
Monday, 31 December 2007
Van artefact 1a3: in the middle to the right of the crevice, the Armenian script is large and legible (although I cannot read Armenian) and, immediately above it, there is a broader cross, which resembles a Byzantine Cross(1)(2)(3); to the left of the crevice, there are fine designs, like the croix fourchée (forked cross)(4)(5).