Although having a different meaning in the period following Rome's decline (and The Middle Ages). During Imperial Rome's heyday, the Mural Crown (sometime known as The Battlement Crown), was awarded to the first soldier who was able to raise the Legions Standard upon an enemies city walls or battlements. The surmounting spikes of the Crown were shaped to resemble Turrets (or battlements). Being one of Rome's oldest award (possibly going back to The Kingdom Period), it was only given after a lengthy investigation (with supportive statements). The Crown design used by many Medieval Nations and Kingdoms derived from The Roman Mural Crown award.