Eagle Flag Tire Cover

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Eagle Flag Tire Cover

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Eagle Flag Tire Cover ~ CustomGrafixTireCovers™ 

In Europe the image of the eagle, is inherited from early medieval tradition. It rests on a dual symbolism: On one hand it was seen as a symbol of the Roman Empire (the Roman Eagle had been introduced as the standardised emblem of the Roman legions under consul Gaius Marius in 102 BC); on the other hand, the eagle in early medieval iconography represented Saint John the Evangelist, ultimately based on the tradition of the four living creatures in Ezekiel.

In early coat of  of the 12th century, however, the eagle as a heraldic charge was not necessarily tied to imperial symbolism. The Anglo-Norman L’Aigle family, who held Pevensey castle and the Borough of Pevensey used the eagle as an emblem in an instance of canting arms. The earliest known use of the eagle as a heraldic charge is found in the Great Seal of Leopold IV of Austria, dated 1136. Adalbert I, Duke of Teck used an eagle in his seal in c. 1190.

By the late medieval period, in German heraldry, the eagle developed into a symbol of the empire, and thus became comparatively rare outside of coats of arms derived from the imperial emblem. The first evidence of the use of the imperial eagle dates to the mid-13th century (Chronica Majora, . The German kings still use the single-headed eagle throughout the 14th century. In Italy, the Ghibelline faction (the faction loyal to the emperor in the drawn-out conflict between emperors and popes) began to display or an eagle sable in chief of their coats of arms, known as capo dell’impero or “chief of the empire”. Similarly, German cities began to incorporate the imperial eagle into their seals and coats of arms to imply imperial immediacy. From such usage, use of the heraldic eagle by the end of the medieval period became so strongly associated with the empire that the eagle was rarely used as an independent heraldic charge. Examples of continued use of eagle coats of arms based on traditions of the 13th century coats of arms.

By far the oldest and most common manner of depicting the eagle in heraldry is what would come to be known as displayed (éployée), in direct imitation of Roman iconography. The eagle’s body is depicted with lateral symmetry, but its head is facing the dexter side. In late medieval blasons, the term “eagle” (Middle French egle) without specification refers to an “eagle displayed”. In early modern English terminology, it became common to use “eagle displayed”. Also specific to English heraldry is the distinction between “eagle displayed with its wings elevated” and “eagle displayed with wings inverted”. This is due to a regional English convention of depicting the tips of the wings pointing upward, while in continental heraldry, the tips of the wings were depicted downward.

This Eagle Flag Spare Tire Cover was printed on a heavy-weight Automotive, Marine 32 once Expandable vinyl. Bold, full color print of a Eagle Flag Tire Cover image on back of tire cover. Eagle Flag Tire Cover Spare tire cover is hand made in the United States. All of our spare tire covers are made to order. The tire cover is held on by a strong shock cord sewn into the back edge. Available in black only. Each tire cover is made to the exact size of your spare tire size provided while ordering.

Popular with all Jeep, 4 x 4, RV, Camper, Motor Home and Trailer Owners.

Recommended by Automotive Dealerships Worldwide.

Average Life Cycle of our Tire Cover is 3 to 5 years.

Anti-Theft Grommets,  Security Cable & Lock are Available.

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