With the exception of esses this is the form given by the Standard Dictionary.
If any other officers of the royal household still wear the collar of esses, I shall be glad to be informed.
In fact, to people who lisp and pronounce their esses as though they were teeaitches, it's quite the same.
It was enlarged in 1567, and in its present shape has 28 esses alternating with knots and roses and joined with a portcullis.
Plain collars of esses are now worn in the United Kingdom by kings-of-arms, heralds and serjeants-at-arms.
That a chain is a badge of honour, there can be no doubt; but may not the esses, after all, mean nothing at all?
If, then, the Collar of esses was first given by this mighty duke, what would be his meaning in the device?
There can be no doubt, from the costume, that the effigy is that of a judge, and under his robes is visible the Collar of esses.
Whether at any period the golden collar of esses distinguished the knights of the Garter we know not.