Swedish Colours and Standards
Still Preserved in Museums
On these pages I have listed all the surviving colours and standards that
were known 1901 when Rudolf Cederström's book "Svenska kungliga
hufvudbanér samt fälttecken vid i Sverige, Finland and öfriga svenska
provinser stående trupper" was published. I have followed Cederström's numbering
of the colours and standards but not his detailed description of them.
Instead I have when it is possible added a link to
Digitalt Museum which has digitalised the content of
Armémuseum's collections in Stockholm. Hopefully the large amount of Swedish colours
in Copenhagen and S:t Petersburg will also be digitalised in the near future
so that I can add links to them as well.
Number 1 to 9 in Cederström book are royal banners which are supposed to
Armémuseum but I have been unable to find them in Digitalt Museum and
because of that they are not included here. On the other hand I have added
links to several colours which were not included in Cederström's book but
now exist in Armémuseum's collections. These can be recognised by the fact
that they are not numbered.
Special pages have also been created for Finnish regiments,
männing units and
levy colours. The colours and standards belonging to these categories
have redirecting links in green text where their numbers belong.
The colour shown on this page is the Artillery colour which was carried
1693-1718 (Cederström's number 1107).