This is a leather Interim Artillerie cartridge box that was suitable for an NCO or Officer in a Hessen Artillerie Regiment. The box measures 6 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ x 1.” The leather, which shows honest age, displays stamped, crossed cannons between wreaths. Two metal rings hang on either side to secure the box. It dates from the period of the 1870/71 Franco-Prussian War. For being a leather piece that is more than 130-years-old it is in good condition.