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Trade and Empire

By the time the Emperor Hadrian entered the purple, Rome controlled a vast area stretching from northern Europe to the Middle East. Sea trade and transport were vital to the functioning of the Empire and so numerous ports sprung up along the coast of Britannia. On the Tyne side of Hadrianís Wall the fort of Arbeia (now known as South Shields) grew into one such port and was the destination of many supply shipments to the wall.

Trade and Empire


Trading ships, such as the one depicted in this scene, were common visitors to Arbeia and came from all corners of the empire. A funeral monument found at the site tells us much about what this trade meant to the area. It is dedicated to a lady called Regina and is unique in Britain for its bilingual inscription, written in Latin and Palmyrene. The inscription reveals that Regina was of the Catuvellaunian tribe while her husband Barates, was a Palmyrene merchant living at Arbeia, which had attached to it a substantial civilian settlement. From Baratesí own funeral monument we know that he supplied military standards to the cohorts along the wall.

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Despite being on the edge of the Empire, the civilian settlement at Arbeia must have been home to a diverse polyglot population. Thanks to the trade bought by the Empireís many ships, people, ideas and symbols must have circulated frequently, making it lively and interesting place to live.

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  August 30, 2014
Quoting Topsy Creatori Great ship build and history lesson! The dolphin was a nice touch too! :)
Thank you very much!
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  August 28, 2014
Great ship build and history lesson! The dolphin was a nice touch too! :)
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  August 18, 2014
Quoting Pedro Resendes Fantastic! Very clean and detailed, and the presentation is A+
Cheers!
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  August 17, 2014
Fantastic! Very clean and detailed, and the presentation is A+
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  August 1, 2014
Quoting Ranger Elegost Seriously you are brilliant, one of the most gifted builders I know out there and I know a lot :D I love your work, every new build is so inspirationally to me and I'm sure others will feel the same :) I really like the detailing upon the ship, espically around the deck, Great Work :D
Thank you very much, that really is a compliment I am very happy to recieve.
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  July 27, 2014
Seriously you are brilliant, one of the most gifted builders I know out there and I know a lot :D I love your work, every new build is so inspirationally to me and I'm sure others will feel the same :) I really like the detailing upon the ship, espically around the deck, Great Work :D
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  July 20, 2014
Quoting Crown Knight very nicely done !
Thanks very much!
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  July 20, 2014
Quoting Tirrell Brown the details on this boat are well thought out and intricate.
Thanks, Tirrell!
Macsen Wledig
Crown Knight
  July 19, 2014
very nicely done !
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  July 14, 2014
the details on this boat are well thought out and intricate.
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting killswitch95 [DEMON] i just love how you used the rims in the rigging, ive never seen that before, and its a very simple, yet very detailed look nice job
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Kevin Moyer Beautiful!
Cheers, Kevin!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting El Barto ! Great looking ship!
Thanks you!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Deus "Big D." Otiosus The ship is so well-built that I hardly noticed you used the ship-building pieces.
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting cyberfrank 2010 very nicely designed, the dolphin is a nice touch!
Thank you!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Sasch Weidler Excellent!!! Very good Job!
Many thanks!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Graham Gidman Absolutely stunning!
Thanks, Graham!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Dr. Monster Amazing. Great shaping and the water looks terrific.
Thanks very much!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Ben King Very smooth a clean ship, it turned out very well. Is the mast near the bow intended to be another Mast or the bowsprit? I've never seen a ship with a mast at that angle before. If you're trying to be historically accurate I would either angle it even more or just straighten it, but if you're not then it looks fine as it is. Also nice water, the waves created by the ship look good.
Hi there, it;s a mast. Thanks for your C&C, I have had another look at the illustrations that I was using as a guide and you are quite right, the angle is a bit off. I also think the sail is a bit too big too. This is my first nautical MOC and I would like to make bigger more complex ships - your comment will definitely influence my next build.
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Elk Guard Amazing work, well done!
Thanks!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Dominik the Builder Awesome ship and neat design!
Cheers!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting BrickBuilder7622 . Very interesting way to do the front mast. I have never seen it like that before; but nonetheless it really looks nice on this MOC! Super cool job on details! And a really awesome job on the swan head! Excellent photos, too! 5/5! :-)
Thank you very much!
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  July 14, 2014
Quoting Teridax the 467th the setting is perfect, love the details!
Thanks very much!
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  July 12, 2014
i just love how you used the rims in the rigging, ive never seen that before, and its a very simple, yet very detailed look nice job
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  July 12, 2014
Beautiful!
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  July 12, 2014
Great looking ship!
  July 12, 2014
The ship is so well-built that I hardly noticed you used the ship-building pieces.
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  July 12, 2014
very nicely designed, the dolphin is a nice touch!
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  July 12, 2014
Excellent!!! Very good Job!
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  July 12, 2014
Absolutely stunning!
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  July 12, 2014
Amazing. Great shaping and the water looks terrific.
 I like it 
  July 12, 2014
Very smooth a clean ship, it turned out very well. Is the mast near the bow intended to be another Mast or the bowsprit? I've never seen a ship with a mast at that angle before. If you're trying to be historically accurate I would either angle it even more or just straighten it, but if you're not then it looks fine as it is. Also nice water, the waves created by the ship look good.
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  July 12, 2014
Amazing work, well done!
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  July 12, 2014
Awesome ship and neat design!
  July 12, 2014
Very interesting way to do the front mast. I have never seen it like that before; but nonetheless it really looks nice on this MOC! Super cool job on details! And a really awesome job on the swan head! Excellent photos, too! 5/5! :-)
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  July 12, 2014
the setting is perfect, love the details!
 
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