Cross Moline

  • Heraldry
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Heraldic symbol known as The Cross Moline is originally of French design. Sometimes referred to as The Anchor Cross, for the hook-like cross bar extension tops, it can be traced back to the 5th Century AD. The Moline was associated with The Christian Church and was used to identify various Christian Military Orders during several of The Crusades. With The Norman Invasion of 1066 into England, The Moline too would be later adapted by several well known Noble Families. A Templar Knight variant was also known to exist (11th Century AD). Color also varied but White, Gold and Red were the most popular.