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Cross keys keys borne crosswise, as in the papal arms.

cross-legged of the effigy of a knight shown with one leg laid over the other; the popular tradition that this represents a crusader, although long-enduring, is unhistorical, since the first such effigies are not found until c.1250 (when the era of the Crusades was drawing to a close), and the style continued for another 80 or so years.


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