четверг, 25 ноября 2010 г.

Sukhotin Dragoons colors lost at Jakobstadt in 1704



Company color of Sukhotin Dragoons (revers)
Lost on July 251700 at Jakobstadt
(State Trophy Collection, Army Museum, Stokholm)


Company color of Sukhotin Dragoons (avers)
Lost on July 251700 at Jakobstadt
(State Trophy Collection, Army Museum, Stokholm)

Swedish Trophy Collection has colours of Sukhotin (Tverskoy) Dragoons. It lost its regimental and two company colours at Jakobstadt on 25 July 1704. The Regimental colour is 90x140 cm, white with golden state eagle under 3 crowns. Company’s colors are a dark yellow silk, 59x68 cm. On one side is St. Iokin the Warrior with 6 stars, on the other a golden cross. Also, there is a note (in Russian) on both sides: “драгунскаго полку полковника Григорiя Андреевича Сухотина» = “Colonel Grigoriy Sukhotin’s Dragoon regiment”. These colours are interesting because of the saint’s image. It is the only known instance of the use of a saint’s image on a colour from Peter’s reign. The use of an image of a saint was more common in the 17th Century. Sukhotin took over the regiment in March 1703 in Novgorod, so the colours were manufactured soon after that. By the end of 1704, Sukhotin’s Dragoons got 3 new colours of unknown pattern as a replacement for those lost at Jakobstadt.

Regimental color of Sukhotin Dragoons
Lost on July 251700 at Jakobstadt
(State Trophy Collection, Army Museum, Stokholm)


Belavenetc (Белавенец П.И. Краткая записка о старых русских знаменах. СПб,  1911, с. 46) mistook & decided that avers & reverse of the company’s color belonged to 2 different colors. He assumed that the side with the saint’s image was regimental color & the side with the cross was company’s.  

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