Ascents are steps, like those on a dias.  The same graphic element can be seen as the base of the cavalry cross, however, as a part of that charge they are called griece.  I have only seen this charge a couple of times and I do not know if the arms they were used in were authentic.

Kip Kay @ Heraldry on History Road ©2008-2011

Ascents, or Decrees: steps.

A Glossary of Terms Used in Heraldry; Parker & Company (1894).

Originally posted 2011-01-20 09:43:07.

Anchored Cross

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