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This is a brass made German GZ04 Artillery shell head 1914 modification for high explosive shell for 10cm-21cm calibre shell. The head it has been fired does have some damage from that some dents and impact marks and has ripped clean of the shell during the impact and it still has a bit of dirt and muck on it from the recovery. The shell head is in very nice condition still with all of its original maker markings, numbers and dated 1916 clear to see it still has its dirty brass colour and has been very well cleaned it is perfect for display or any collection. This head has been found many years ago on or around the battlefield at Passchendaele from the 1917 battle part of the third battle of Ypres. A very nice and rare find from the famous Ypres battlefield on the western front in Belgium.