Scutum , roman child legionnaire's shield
This shield is a reduced reproduction of an ancient tower shield (called scutum) from the 1/2nd century AD, as it was carried by legionnaires during the Roman Empire. Real Roman troops never left the camp without their shields. Like the armor (lorica), the helmet (gálea) and the short sword (gladius), the shield was an essential piece of any brave legionnaire's costume.