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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.

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Dacian Gold Bracelet 4th C. BCE. Royal Tomb in Cucuteni ancient Romania. Dacians, an individualized branch of the Thracians known for huge supplies of gold and creation of spiral gold bracelets terminating with animal heads usually snakes - which were used as ornaments, currency, high rank insignia and votive offerings. National History Museum Romania

Dacian Gold Bracelet 4th C. BCE. Royal Tomb in Cucuteni ancient Romania. Dacians, an individualized branch of the Thracians known for huge supplies of gold and creation of spiral gold bracelets terminating with animal heads usually snakes - which were used as ornaments, currency, high rank insignia and votive offerings. National History Museum Romania

49 de monede dacice, din tezaurul de la  Sarmizegetusa Regia, repatriate

49 de monede dacice, din tezaurul de la Sarmizegetusa Regia, repatriate

Alte 49 monede dacice de argint de tip Koson vor îmbogăţi patrimoniul cultural naţional şi vor intra în colecţia Muzeului Naţional de Istorie a României de sâmbătă, 29 iunie. Consulatul General al României...

Sarmizegetusa: Zona Sacra. Desen de Radu Olteanu.

Sarmizegetusa: Zona Sacra. Desen de Radu Olteanu.

FOTO: Podoabe dacice de argint şi monedă din aur, recuperate din Germania, de procurorii din Alba Iulia. Alte obiecte tezaur, date în urmărire prin Interpol - Alba24

FOTO: Podoabe dacice de argint şi monedă din aur, recuperate din Germania, de procurorii din Alba Iulia. Alte obiecte tezaur, date în urmărire prin Interpol

Procurorii Parchetului de pe lângă Curtea de Apel Alba Iulia au reuşit să recupereze din Germania mai multe loturi de podoabe dacice, din argint, unele fiind aurite, precum şi o monedă din aur, stater de tip pseudo-Lysimach, reprezentând părţi din tezaurele sustrase de o grupare infracţională din situl arheologic Sarmizegetusa Regia, exportate ilegal şi puse […]

Romania recovers gold coins stolen from ancient Dacian capital site

Romania recovers gold coins stolen from ancient Dacian capital site

A pair of ancient coins originating from the Sarmizegetusa Regia archeology site in Romania were recently recovered from Dublin, Ireland. Two Koson gold coins dating from the year 42 BC, which were stolen during a public bid in 2011 at an auction house in Dublin, were recovered by a joint team of Irish and Romanian

Circular Dacian phalera having the representation of a horseman with shield. Part of the Dacian Silver Hoard of Lupu, 1st century BC. Found at Lupu, Alba, Romania in 1978. It has military and religious significance, being a representation of a God of War, possibly related to the Thracian Rider.

Circular Dacian phalera having the representation of a horseman with shield. Part of the Dacian Silver Hoard of Lupu, 1st century BC. Found at Lupu, Alba, Romania in 1978. It has military and religious significance, being a representation of a God of War, possibly related to the Thracian Rider.

Costesti - La Vami, the ruins of a massive tower. Near the fortress of Blidaru and on the Gradiste and Faeragului Valleys, there where a large number of such towers, used not just as observation points, but also as residences of the Dacian nobility.

Costesti - La Vami, the ruins of a massive tower. Near the fortress of Blidaru and on the Gradiste and Faeragului Valleys, there where a large number of such towers, used not just as observation points, but also as residences of the Dacian nobility.

SITES | Cetatile Dacice

SITES | Cetatile Dacice

The six Dacian Fortresses of the Orăștie Mountains, dated in the Ist century BC - Ist century AD represented the hardcore of the Dacian state.

Burned cereals found at Sarmizegetusa, Romania, Geto-Dacian Civilization. Deva, Muzeul Civilizatiei Dacice Si Romane (Archaeological Museum)

Draco Dacian ancient symbol small linocut print | Etsy

The battle standard of the ancient Dacians was a mythical beast, with the head of a wolf and the body of a serpent. The wind passing through it produced a terrible sound that made their enemies tremble. We do not know how the Dacians themselves called it; preserved sources only tell us that the Romans called it Draco (dragon). Red ink on white paper, entirely hand made (carved and pulled). This linocut is inspired by the ancient depictions of the Draco, mostly those on Trajan's Column. It…

Outdoor flag ancient Dacian wolf standard Draco black and | Etsy

Large textile flag inspired by antiquity. The decorative model is the so-called Draco (dragon in Latin), the mythical half wolf - half snake war standard of the ancient Dacians (who inhabited the territory of present-day Romania). The draco standard was reported to produce a loud, scarry aound when

Dacian wolf Draco head, round sticker, white & black, small circular sticker, Romanian history, laptop luggage journal smartphone sticker

Original bumper / laptop / luggage / journal sticker after an artistic linocut print. Black drawing on white background: draco head. The Draco is the war standard of the warrior ancient Dacians, the half dragon half serpent monster. It was the feared war standard of the Dacians, producing terrifying sounds under the action of the wind, in fact a type of wind sleeve. Sticker for outdoors use, weather-resistant, but very durable on all surfaces. Small sticker: 5 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter…

Dacian wolf Draco head, round sticker, white & black, small circular sticker, Romanian history, laptop luggage journal smartphone sticker

Original bumper / laptop / luggage / journal sticker after an artistic linocut print. Black drawing on white background: draco head. The Draco is the war standard of the warrior ancient Dacians, the half dragon half serpent monster. It was the feared war standard of the Dacians, producing terrifying sounds under the action of the wind, in fact a type of wind sleeve. Sticker for outdoors use, weather-resistant, but very durable on all surfaces. Small sticker: 5 cm (1.9 inches) in diameter…

Dacian wolf Draco bumper sticker, hybrid wolf / dragon, pagan mythology beast, small car sticker, black white, Romania, laptop sticker

Original bumper sticker after an artistic linocut print. Black and white car sticker depicting the war standard of the warrior ancient Dacians, the half dragon half serpent monster called in Latin Draco (the dragon). It was the feared war standard of the Dacians, producing terrifying sounds under the action of the wind, in fact a type of wind sleeve. Sticker for outdoors use, weather-resistant. Small sticker: dimensions: 5 x 15 cm (1.9 x 5.9 inches). Gift for Romanians. Ready to send, ready…

Ancient Art Article on site pictured (Dacina fortress of Capalna in Romania) Historical context of site in relations to Rome

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