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Camp Crown

  • Ancient Rome
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Roman Camp Crown (Crown of The Castrum or Vallary Crown), was a military award given to the first soldier to have breached and enemy camp during battle. Although no proof of a gold Roman Camp Crown is known, it was probably made of bronze or painted wood - made into the shape of Crown. The surmounting spikes on top of the Crown were shaped into sections of Palisades (wooden defensive fencing). Some may have had a precious stone (or several) placed onto the Crown (enhancing it's worth and reward). The Camp Crown would not have been worn with the everyday uniform and was reserved for parades and ceremonies. Wearing a "Crown" was probably the ONLY time a Roman soldier could be without his helmet!