a golden crown formed with indentations to resemble a battlement, bestowed by the ancient Romans on the soldiers who first mounted the wall of a besieged place and there lodged a standard.
Also called mural coronet. Heraldry. a representation of an embattled coronet, often appearing on municipal arms.
Origin of mural crown
First recorded in 1540–50
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