Note 062
From Chapter 24 of the Decline & Fall

Obsidionalibus coronis donati. Ammian. xxiv. 4.

Either Julian or his historian were unskilful antiquaries. He should have given mural crowns. The obsidional were the reward of a general who had delivered a besieged city (Aulus Gellius, Noct. Attic. v. 6).

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