GERMANY 1921 Re-Establishment of Bishop of Meissen 51.9mm Porcelain Medal 17.5 grams by Meissen
Obverse: Saint Benno, Bishop of Meissen, SANCTE BENNO / ORA PRO NOBIS (Trans: Saint Benno / Pray For Us)
Reverse: WIEDERERRICHTUNG DES BISTUMS MEISSEM / GEGRUNDET / 967 / ERNEUERT / 1921 (Trans: RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BISHOP OF MEISSEN / ESTABLISHED / 967 / RENEWED / 1921)
Meissen is sometimes known as the "cradle of Saxony". It grew out of the early West Slavic settlement of Misni inhabited by Glomatians and was founded as a German town by King Henry the Fowler in 929. In 968, the Diocese of Meissen was founded, and Meissen became the episcopal see of a bishop. The Catholic bishopric was suppressed in 1581 after the diocese accepted the Protestant Reformation (1559), but re-created in 1921 with its seat first at Bautzen and now at the Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden.