Trireme War Ship, Brass

Corinth
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Trireme was an ancient war ship with ram on its prow. Corinth became the first greek city-state to construct triremes during the 8th century B.C. The ship continued to be used widely until the 5th century B.C. We created a handmade miniature ship in copper, plated in brass, which we then placed on a black marble base.

Dimensions of the ship: 25,5 cm x  17 cm

Dimensions with marble base: 25, 5 cm x 18 cm x 4 cm

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Estimated delivery time :            - Greece : 5 working days

                                                   - Europe : 7 - 10 working days

                                                  - Rest of world : 10 - 28 working days

Trireme is originated from Corinth in ancient Greece. It was an ancient warship, which was fast and maneuvrable. According to Thucydides, it was the Corinthians, who first adopted triremes on the Greek mainland, since 700 BC. The trireme was so-called because of the arrangement of rowers in three lines down the length of each side of the ship.

The ships were built using softwoods such as pine, fir, and cypress for interiors and oak only for the outer hulls. Oars were made from a single young fir tree and measured some 4.5 metres in length. The use of the lighter woods made the ship highly maneuvrable. The ship had mostly military use. The principal weapon of the trireme was the wooden ram, which was coated in bronze and was affixed to the prow. 

Area:
Corinth
Date:
8th - 5th century B.C.
Details:
with marble base
Dimensions (WxHxD):
25,5 cm x 18 cm x 4 cm
Gross Weight:
440 gr
Material:
Brass-plated Copper
Subcategory:
Ship
Weight:
260 gr

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