Zischagge, made of iron with a one-piece skull decorated with six radial ridges, a neck defence of four lames and a riveted peak pierced for the nasal bar, which is secured by the threaded bracket and wing-headed screw, and a pair of cheekpieces, now detached. The main edges of the lower lame of the neckguard and of the peak have plain inward turns, the remainder are embossed to simulate turns. The neckguard and skull are bordered by lining rivets retaining leather lining bands, the same rivets used to secure the neckguard and peak being used for this. Three of the four rivets used to secure the leathers for the cheekpieces survive, two with the original leathers. The nasal has an onion-shaped upper terminal, and a stud at the lower end. The cheekpieces are shield-shaped, pierced with rosettes of six holes at the centres for hearing, and retain their leather lining bands. At the apex of the skull is a loop finial with a large round washer. The exterior is black.
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