The item is a tobacco box measuring approx. 6" x 3" x 1.5". The exterior is metal (unknown to me) with engraving, Cyrillic characters and such. Inside, the lid and box interior is wood of some sort.
An Ebay purchase from about 20 years ago. I have nothing related to that sale.
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Based on the photos and information provided, and subject to examination, this is:
An antique Russian pewter mounted cedar cigarette or cigar box
early 20th Century
The rectangular hinged-lid box inscribed Табак Превоз (tobacco transport) on either side of a double-headed eagle, with larger Cyrillic inscription -зньІи (knowledge)
1-1/2 inches high, 6 inches long, 3 inches deep
CONDITION: appears to be in good condition.
PROVENANCE: acquired on eBay circa 2000
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