Comparaţie între desfăşurările terminaţiilor unor brăţări de aur (1-3) şi de argint (4-6): 1 – Grădiştea de Munte brăţara nr. 2; 2 – Grădiştea de Munte brăţara nr. 5; 3 – Grădiştea de Munte brăţara nr. 8; 4 – brăţara de la Orăştie; 5 – brăţara de la Vălişoara; 6 – brăţara de la Senereuş. Desene după originale, D.S.
Trajan Column XVII (25) 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from his vantage point. Among the most impressive scenes of the battle is the “Carrying of the injured Dacian youth”. The group around the wounded youth seems to be a product of Hellenistic pattern books. Such groups occur often on sarcophagi. The composition is in a pyramid form, with Decebalus being at the top of the pyramid.
One incredible luck for dacian archaeology: in 1965, in Philippi (Greece) was discovered a tombstone of a roman officer. It turned out to be the leader of the unit that was tasked by the emperor Trajan to track down Decebalus, the last of the dacian kings! You can see that, even if he had a long military career (revealed by the inscription), his most important achievement was that from the Dacian Wars, sculpted on the upper part of the stone, a carving similar to that frim the Trajan's Colum...