These form of Chain Mail protective wear were seen in the early 11th Century in many European countries. Primarily nothing more than a Mail collar, it had a hole in the center (which was slipped over the head and onto the next and shoulders of the wearer). Pixane's were made overly large. Sometimes referred to as a "Bishop's Collar" (because of the similarities with the religious vestment). They were common among Infantry and Archers. Many different troops would utilize this form of protection. Pixane's were used with many different types of helmets.