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Camp crown

The Camp Crown (Latin: corona castrensis, "crown of the castrum"), also known as Vallary Crown, was a gold crown surmounted with replicas of the stakes of a palisade. It was a Roman military award, given to the first man who penetrated into an enemy camp or field during a combat.[1]

In heraldry a camp crown is mounted atop the shields of coats of arms or emblems of a few units belonging to some armies.

The Palisado crown is a variant used in English Heraldry defined by palisades, high fences consisting of pointed stakes, that are affixed to the outside of the rim.


See also


  1. ^ Valerie A. Maxfield (1 January 1981). The Military Decorations of the Roman Army. University of California Press. pp. 79–. ISBN 978-0-520-04499-9.