All three were practised by the same artists, and it was not until a later period that each became the badge of a school.
The star, badge and ribbon of the order are illustrated on Plate II., figs.
The Friends (at any rate under the later Seleucid and Ptolemaic reigns) were distinguished by a special dress and badge of gold analogous to the stars and crosses of modern orders.
The modern badge is a blue enamelled cross resting on a green laurel wreath; the central medallion, in white, contains the old red and white cross.
These men wore long blue gowns with a pewter badge on the right arm, and were nicknamed Blue Gowns.
It cannot well be doubted, that the one visible quality in the aspect of the dead which most appals the gazer, is the marble pallor lingering there; as if indeed that pallor were as much like the badge of consternation in the other world, as of mortal trepidation here.
Of this the chief wits and great men of the nation were members and its badge was a gridiron.
CRUSADES, the name given to the series of wars for delivering the Holy Land from the Mahommedans, so-called from the cross worn as a badge by the crusaders.
The badge of the military and naval members bears two crossed swords in the angles of the cross.
The badge of the order was a white Maltese cross decorated in gold, with the gold lilies of France at the angles, in the centre a white dove with wings outstretched, the ribbon was sky blue (cordon bleu).