Very interesting Imperial German dog tag. This is the second of 2 that I recently found and both look to be from the same area and in the same unit. Lovely script engraving that I have not seen before. All I have previously seen are block letter typed. Looks like Johannes Gerhhardt from a Bremen address. DOB is 15.5.72. Ersatz battalion Ldw J R 72 Gen H No 2837. Really a nice, unique piece. If this fellow was going to war in 1914 he would have been 38 so I am assuming he may have had money for a "prettier" dog tag and was some sort of specialist. Just a guess but there must be some reason for a fancy dog tag of which I have never seen a similar example of before.