Frisian eagle

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This article is about the heraldic charge. For the painter nicknamed "the Frisian Eagle", see Wybrand de Geest.
A Frisian eagle armed and langued gules

A Frisian eagle is a specific heraldic eagle in a coat of arms.

It is a half of a black double-headed eagle in the golden half of the shield parted per pale, most commonly on the dexter side. In other words, it is a double eagle which has been subject to dimidiation.

The correct blazon in Dutch is: Gedeeld: I in goud een zwarte Friese adelaar komende uit de deellijn [Per pale: Or, a Frisian eagle sable rising from the line of partition.

It appears in many coats of arms from the area of the old Frisia.


See also[edit]


  • Gonggrijp, G. F. E. (1943). Friesche eigenerfdenwapens (in Dutch). Naarden. Blazon 60-67.