Obsidional crown
Obsidional Ob*sid"i*o*nal, a. [L. obsidionalis, from obsidio a siege, obsidere to besiege: cf. F. obsidional. See {Obsess}.] Of or pertaining to a siege. [1913 Webster]

{Obsidional crown} (Rom. Antiq.), a crown bestowed upon a general who raised the siege of a beleaguered place, or upon one who held out against a siege. [1913 Webster]


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