Civic crown

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(Rom. Antiq.) a crown or garland of oak leaves and acorns, bestowed on a soldier who had saved the life of a citizen in battle.

See also: Civic

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Lord Mayor of Liverpool, Cllr Mike Storey, said: "The Town Hall is the jewel in our civic crown and is steeped in history, with many grand and ornate features.
The primary impetus for the change may be attributed to the pioneering work of Annabel Patterson, whose Marvell and the Civic Crown (1978) dismantled the lyric/politics dichotomy and demonstrated what a more holistic reading of Marvell's life and writings would look like.
and at the storming of Mytilene [80 b.c.] Thermus awarded him the civic crown." Made of oak leaves, the civic crown was the highest military honor of the Roman state, awarded to those who saved the life of a fellow soldier in battle.
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