Anchored Cross

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Not to be confused with the cross anchory of classical heraldry.
Mariner's Cross

The anchored cross, or mariner's cross, is a stylized cross in the shape of an anchor. It is a symbol which is shaped like a plus sign with anchor-like protrusions at the end of each arm, hence the name. The symbol can be used to signify 'fresh start' or 'hope', as in The Bible, Hebrews 6.19: "Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil".[1]

The mariner's cross is also referred to as St. Clement's Cross in reference to the way he was martyred.

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  1. ^ King James Bible Hebrews 6.19