The Jerusalem, or Crusader’s Cross, was first used as a coat of arms for the Latin Kingdom. Godfrey de Boullion wore this cross as his symbol when he became the first ruler of Jerusalem after it was captured from the Moslems in 1099. The Crusaders also used this cross as their emblem.
The large center cross is believed to represent the person of Christ. The four small crosses are symbolic of the four gospels. Others believe that the four small crosses represent the four gates of the old city.