Esses medieval knight or lady collar 1390-1450
Collar width 30-35 mmSource: British headstones
Length: 65-70 cm, 17 "S" mounts
Material: bronze, gold coating
A collar of Esses one of the oldest and most well-known livery or knight collars. Livery collars were used to wear in the Middle ages as insignia of a guild or a symbol of fealty of noble house. Esses collar took different forms during years from the date of its foundation in the mid of fourteen century. The early example was looked like ornamental 'S' letters of a garter strap collar.