Laurel wreath

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The laurel wreath has significance both in the SCA and in the mundane world.

In antiquity, the laurel wreath was a symbol of victory. Roman emperors are depicted on ancient coins wearing a laurel wreath. Olympic medalists still wear laurel wreaths on the podium.

Or, a laurel wreath vert is the device for the Society for Creative Anachronism. All SCA official groups are required to have a laurel wreath on their registered group device. Households, being unofficial groups, do not bear laurel wreaths. Individuals are not permitted to bear a laurel wreath on their arms, to prevent confusion.

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The laurel wreath is also the insignia for one of the SCA's peerages, the Order of the Laurel. Order members are permitted to wear a laurel wreath badge with their garb and it is often seen as part of a circlet, medallion, or cloak.