I've heard that a gable-end marquis (also known as a trader tent, and pictured in the pop-up image here) isn't really period for the SCA. But I've also heard that a wall tent (pictured in the second photo here) is period (for Roman).
But to me, they just seem like different heights of the same tent. So does anyone know of any taller examples from Roman times? Or, ideally, does anyone know of any examples of a gable-end marquis being used during the Middle Ages?