This is a post WW I, top-quality porcelain table medal from Saxony’s Meissen workshops. The table medal commemorates Saxon Infanterie-Regiment Nr 182’s service. It was the last of the pre war regiments before the massive war call-ups in 1914. The regiment was garrisoned in Freiburg and only existed between 1912 and 1918.
The table medal is made of bisque porcelain. It measures 1 ½” in diameter, and sports the brown exterior that is often appears on Meissen bisque porcelain table medals. One side has a German soldier in uniform, complete with stahlhelm. It appears that he is holding two “potato masher” grenades. Circling the medal around him we see the various places where the regiment fought. These areas included Russland (Russia), Galizien (Galicia in Southern Poland), Rumanien (Romania), Ukraine, Belgien (Belgium), and Frankreich (France). So, the regiment fought on both the Eastern and Western Fronts. On its reverse we see printed on its edges “Unsere Gefallen – Freiburg 1922.” In the center we see what appears to be the towers of an old castle. Below that we see IR 182, 1912-1919, and Meissen’s crossed swords.
The table medal is in very fine condition.