Bought a silver cigarette case with this engraved on it:
I tried to translate it myself, but I don't know the language at all and couldn't really match up any letters.
I believe it's German because the case has a German Silver hallmark.
It is German and the second line is written in Kurrent. The first line is written in "normal" script, which implies a name, personal or local.
The first line reads
Hptm is the abbreviation of Hauptmann which is Captain.
The second line is
Kriegsjahr 1914 - 16
[Year of war 1914 - 16]
As asked in the comments: according to the german Wikipedia article it was usual for some special fields like names or headings to use the "normal" script (lateinische Schreibschrift) parallel to Kurrent for the remaining text.
EDIT 2: As supposed in the comments here the Hptm writtein in Kurrent:
One can sense or assume that this abbreviation is written in a mix of Kurrent and latin Schreibschrift. The H is similar to Kurrent, the p rather unclear, the t latin Schreibschrift and the m is almost the same in Kurrent and Schreibschrift.
Could the first line be "Pfann Hptm"? Pfann is a surname, and Hptm is the abbreviation for Hauptmann (captain).