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Dictionary of Vexillology: I (Iberian Cross - Imperial War Ensign)
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- IBERIAN CROSS
- See ‘cross of calatrava’.
Flag of Puebla de Don Rodrigo, Spain (fotw)
- See ‘mon 1)’ and its following note.
Ichikawa si, Japan (fotw)
- IMPALE (or IMPALED)
- 1) (v) In heraldry a term for the marshalling (or placing) of two sets of
arms side-by-side on a shield or banner of arms to indicate marriage or alliance
– empale (see also banner of arms, ‘coat of arms 2)’,
‘escutcheon of pretence 2),
‘quarter the arms’ and
- 2) (v) On flags as above, but the images placed on a flag need not be arms
as defined herein.
- 3) A term sometimes incorrectly used in place of transfixed - see ‘transfixed’.
Former Flag of Overasselt, The Netherlands (fotw); Banner of the Arms of The Orkneys, UK (fotw); NY and NJ Port Authority, US (fotw); English Naval Jack Royalist 1643 (CS)
- IMPALE(D) BY DIMIDIATION
- See ‘dimidiated’ and following note
(also impale 1)).
Flag and Arms of Wodzisław Śląski, Poland (fotw);
Flag of Lehe, Germany (fotw); Arms and Flag of
Kaly, Czech Republic (fotw)
- IMPERIAL ARMS
- The arms that represent an empire and its ruler - a type now entirely obsolete - but see imperial emblem
(also imperial standard(s) 1) and royal arms).
Lesser Imperial Arms, Austria 1915 1918 (fotw);
Middle Imperial Arms, Austria-Hungary 1915 1918 (fotw);
Imperial Arms, Brazil 1822 1899 (fotw);
Imperial Arms, Mexico 1864 1867 (fotw
- IMPERIAL BROAD PENNANT
- See ‘broad pennant 4)’.
Tsars Broad Pennant until 1917, Russia (fotw)
- IMPERIAL DRAGON FLAG
- See The term for one of several varying designs of flag used in Imperial
China up to 1912 (see also ‘dragon flag
Chinese Imperial Dragon Flags c1890 (fotw
and Ben Cahoon)
- IMPERIAL EMBLEM
- That emblem, now increasingly (but not entirely) obsolete, which represents an emperor
see ‘imperial arms’
(also ‘imperial standard(s) 1)’,
‘mon 2)’ and
Imperial Emblem (mon), Japan (Wikipedia)
- IMPERIAL FLAG(S)
- 1) See imperial standard(s) 1) and imperial standard(s)
- 2) In the plural and in increasingly (but not entirely) obsolete usage, a general heading under which all the flags, standards and banners relating to an emperor, or to the imperial family of any particular country or countries are listed (see also royal flag(s) 2)).
Standard of HIM The Empress, Japan (fotw); Standard of HIM
The Emperor 1852 1870, France (fote); Standard of HIH The Crown Prince 1872 1919, Germany (fotw)
- IMPERIAL STANDARD(S)
- 1) That flag, now increasingly (but not entirely) obsolete, which signifies the presence and/or authority of an emperor (see also
imperial flag(s) 2),
mon 2) and
- 2) In the plural and in increasingly (but not entirely) obsolete usage, a term sometimes applied to the flags flown by other members of an imperial family the empresss, crown princes/prince imperials standard etc.
Imperial Standard, Japan (fotw);
Imperial Standard for Use Ashore 1858 1917, Russia (fotw);
Imperial Standard 1890 1918, Germany (fotw);
Imperial Standard c1880, China (fotw);
Crown Princes Standard, Japan (fotw)
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