In Ancient Rome, a camp crown (Latin: corona castrensis, "crown of the castrum"), also known as a vallary crown, was a military award given to the first man who penetrated into an enemy camp or field during combat. It took the form of a gold crown surmounted with replicas of the stakes of a palisade (a high fence consisting of pointed stakes).[1]

In the heraldry of a few units in modern armies, a camp crown is mounted as a crest on top of the shield of the coat of arms or emblem.

The Palisado crown, a variant used in English heraldry, is defined by palisades affixed to the outside of the rim.


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  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.