Legionnaires were the foot soldiers of the Roman Empire. Armed with a throwing spear (called a pilum), an oversized shield (called a scutum), and a short sword (gladius), these fearsome warriors were the backbone of the greatest army of the ancient world. This figurine is part of the Historical Collection, which features professionally sculpted replicas in realistic poses and period armor and clothing. Made with Safari Ltd's industry-leading standards, it has been individually hand painted, features solid construction from quality, safe, phthalate and lead-free materials, and includes an educational hangtag in 5 languages. For ages 3 and up.