civic crown

variants: or less commonly civic wreath

Definition of civic crown

1 : a crown or garland of oak leaves and acorns bestowed by the Romans for saving the life of a citizen in battle
2 : a representation of a civic crown especially in architecture or heraldry

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History and Etymology for civic crown

translation of Latin corona civica

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“Civic crown.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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