Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

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Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Gunfreak » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:06 pm

Anyone have any idea what it looked like?
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Old John » Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:55 am

silly question is this a Swedish regt? got vague memory of six pointed star on blue background but could be very wrong
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Old John » Sat Jul 07, 2018 9:46 am

is there an alternative spelling of the regt name eg Gyllenstiernas? as in Hoglund's Scanian War there is a colour illustration and description of the standard
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Gunfreak » Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:21 pm

There has been several Gyllenstierna reigments through the ages as it's a noble family.
This particular regiment was created before the invasion of Russia in 1707.
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Il Granatiere » Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:41 am

The Gyldenstyjerna coat of arms is a yellow seven pointed star on blue field, so my suggestion is to use this design for the company color and for the colonel color the king coat of arms , on one side and the seven pointed star on the other side all on a white field. According to the illustration on Dan Shorr book on the Swedish flags, the company color may also have a blue field and a design (seven pointed star) on the upper left part of the two tailed flag.
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Gunfreak » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:01 pm

Thanks!
Now I have to find a way to actually make one.
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Re: Gyldenstjerna dragoon standard

Post by Old John » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:29 pm

had a look in CA Sapherson's booklet on Swedish army 1688-1721 states the dragoons wore blue coats lined in lighter blue.Waistcoats and breeches were deep blue, wore red cravats and pale yellow lace loops on buttonholes of coats

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