This is a pair of hauptmann’s epaulettes. He was a Batterie Commander of 2. Posensches Feldartillerie-Regiment Nr 56. The regiment was founded in 1899. It was garrisoned at Lissa, where it was attached to the V. ArmeeKorps. These epaulettes feature a yellow background (the fabric is quite faded – more of the original yellow shade appears up by the buttonholes) and a gilt metal moon. On the obverse’s yellow background, we see a hauptmann’s twin gilt pips, as well as a gilt flaming bomb and the regimental number. The lining on the reverse is in red. The epaulettes are housed in one half of the original storage box. The top half is missing. The box’s bottom half shows some damage and is structurally weak. The regiment was only in existence for nineteen years (1899-1918), so we will not see many epaulettes from this regiment available.