Model of a Roman trade ship of 1st century B.C.


Roman trade ship of 1st century B.C.



Scale 1 : 25, length 86 cm, width 42 cm, height 79 cm
More photos: of entire ship, of details. Click on the photos for high resolution pictures!

From the time of ancient Rome many portrayals if trade ships have been discovered. They mostly seem to be of a similar type, being broad round vessels with a high stern and the stern-post bent inwards.

This model is based on a wreckage found on the seabed at the coast of Elba. The wreck is believed to be from 1st century B.C. It was investigated by the Gruppo Archeologico Elbano. The plans for the model have been drawn by the Associazione Navimodellisti Bolognesi.


Models of ancient Roman ships are rare. This one has been built with great care of details. It is a beautiful, fine piece of work.

The ship model is 1 : 25 scale. Length is 86 cm, width 42 cm, height 79 cm.


There are more pictures, several views of the entire ship model taken from all directions, and several closer views of hull, deck and rigging. Click images to enlarge!


This model has already been sold. The pictures and the data are shown in the gallery of the ship models sold only to let enthusiasts and model makers enjoy the photos and maybe get ideas or some guidance, if someone builds such a model by himself.



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