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Don Sebastian06 Dec 2013 2:15 p.m. PST

Can any fellow swedish member help me identify to which king belonged the Royal Cypher in this man's ( link ) armor? I'm trying to find more information about the dress of the XVIII Century drabant corps, and I think this might help.

Daniel S06 Dec 2013 3:02 p.m. PST

That is the cypher of Gustav III, Adolf Ludvig Stierneld was a Ryttmästare (Rittmeister i.e captain) in the Livregementet till Häst when the image was painted by Gustav Lundberg in the 1780's

Don Sebastian09 Dec 2013 11:11 a.m. PST

Thank you! I thought this could be from before the Gustavian uniform regulation of the 1770s (from which there are contemporary paintings, including the drabants' uniforms). Do you have any clue on the drabants' XVIII Century uniform?

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