Mural crown


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(Rom. Antiq.) a golden crown, or circle of gold indented so as to resemble a battlement, bestowed on him who first mounted the wall of a besieged place, and there lodged a standard.

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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It was a noble gathering of the fairest and the swiftest, each bearing at the bow the carved emblem of her name, as in a gallery of plaster-casts, figures of women with mural crowns, women with flowing robes, with gold fillets on their hair or blue scarves round their waists, stretching out rounded arms as if to point the way; heads of men helmeted or bare; full lengths of warriors, of kings, of statesmen, of lords and princesses, all white from top to toe; with here and there a dusky turbaned figure, bedizened in many colours, of some Eastern sultan or hero, all inclined forward under the slant of mighty bowsprits as if eager to begin another run of 11,000 miles in their leaning attitudes.
Caption: 3a and b Gilded silver bowl with emblema of a female deity (possibly Cybele wearing a mural crown representing the city walls), Seleucid Bactria, 3rd to mid-2nd century BC.
Aside from a red lion on a yellow shield, he adds, there is also a mural crown associated with a castle or fortress, which is also a symbol of the republic.
On her head is a mural crown in the form of a town wall with battlements, meaning that she is a protecting goddess.
Meanwhile, the mural crown and black wolf are from the crest of the Woolfall family, descendants of the Lathoms, who held the manors of Knowsley, Huyton, Roby and Woolfall, from which they took their name.
A dignified, craggy-faced man stood togate before me, approximately life-size, in the manner of a proper Roman citizen--and atop his head was placed a mural crown. It looked ponderous, in the way of priestly crowns worn by the men and women of imperial Asia Minor, and did not seem to sit comfortably.
Permission was granted from His Majesty for the Three Ostrich Feathers to be incorporated, thus 'A Tudor Rose on Three Ostrich Feathers argent issuing out of a Mural Crown proper' with the motto for the Crest reading: 'Deffro Mae'n Ddydd' (Awake it is day).
The Tudor Rose on the Mural Crown is a reference to Henry VIII who granted Sutton Coldfield a charter in 1528.
She usually appears with mural crown and veil, seated on a throne or in a chariot, and accompanied by two lions.