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This was a simple skull-cap shaped to expose the forehead, either worn straight over the head or on top of an arming cap and/or maille coif. It evolved in the thirteenth century and was popular thanks to mass-production by the Italian arms industry, later evolving into the bascinet.

It is an option during the thirteenth century for lower-status combatants such as squires and militia. Knights may wear a cerveillière with arming cap and coif, under a great helm, or dispense with the great helm.