Scale model (1:10) of a tortoise (testudo), a battle formation in which soldiers marching in close ranks protected themselves with their shields raised above their heads.

Inv. No. MCR 893.

Rome, Museum of Roman Civilization
(Museo della civiltà romana)

Credits:
2009. Photo: S. Tariverdieva.
Text: Museum inscription.
THE GALLERY OF ANCIENT ART
Keywords: scale model tortoise testudo battle formation soldiers shield Inv No MCR 893
HISTORY OF ANCIENT ROME