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 C. 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 use

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.

Trajan Column XVII 62 detail- Decebalus conducting the first battle from…

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

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

Sarmizegetusa: Zona Sacra. Desen de Radu Olteanu.

Sarmizegetusa: Zona Sacra. Desen de Radu Olteanu.

Alba Iulia National Museum. Fragments of a Dacian chain mail shirt from the Dacian warrior tomb of Cugir, dated 1st century BC.

Dacian chain mail shirt from the Dacian warrior tomb of Cugir Description Fragments of a Dacian chain mail shirt from the Dacian warrior tomb of Cugir, dated century BC. Date century BC

Typical silver Dacian fibulae 1st century BC (Museum of Transylvania Cluj Romania

Dacian fibulae Cluj Musem century BC - Fibula (brooch) - Typical silver Dacian fibulae century BC (Museum of Transylvania Cluj Romania

Romania recovers gold coins stolen from ancient Dacian capital site

These ancient coins originate from the Sarmizegetusa Regia archaeology site in Romania. They were stolen from an auction house in and were recently recovered by Romanian and Irish authorities in Doublin.

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, century BC. It has military and religious significance, being a representation of a God of War, possibly related to the Thracian Rider.

Pair or iron shield facings, probably late Macedonian or Dacian, ca. 3rd-1st century BC. Each has a diameter of 35 cm and a thickness of 3-5 mm.

Pair or iron shield facings, probably late Macedonian or Dacian, ca. Each has a diameter of 35 cm and a thickness of mm

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.

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

Burned cereals found at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, Romania, Geto-Dacian Civilization.

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 - Alba24

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.

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

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

Dacian artefact

Dacian artefact

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