Roman Carriage

Price: $228.00


John Jenkins Designs

Romans used carriages. The carpentum was the bus or limousine of wealthy Romans. It had four wheels, a wooden arched rooftop and was pretty comfortable, spacious and nicely decorated inside. The carpentum had some kind of suspension and metal and leather straps which made the ride more comfortable.
Roman carriages had iron-shod wheels (they did not have rubber then) which means that they made a lot of noise! Apparently, carriages were forbidden in big cities such as Rome during the day, therefore residents had to bear the sound of their wheels at night.