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Please help ID Danish Life Guard 1870s? Or Saxon?

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Hi,

as I collect German CDV´s I got this one recently. On the back it says in relatively new hand Danish Life Guard. However the photo was taken at a studio in Altenberg in Saxony in the late 1870s, early 1880s.

There is plenty of info on the studio available, but why should a Danish Life Guard have been photographed so far from home? A royal visit, perhaps? Or is it not a Danish soldier and he is from a different army? The bear skin cap seems to indicate Danmark, though. Can anybody help ID the nationality and unit of this chap, please? The shoulderboard shows a crown and a cipher.

Thank you!

GreyC

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