Dacian koson - It is a coin surrounded by mystery. Even though it is Dacian, it has greek writing imprinted on it, as well as Roman symbols and its gold seems to come from the Balkans. Moreover, it can be found ONLY on the Dacian territory. One of the theories claims that, before the death of Burebista, Brutus (monogram?) gave kosons to the Dacian mercenaries that he hired for some wars in the Balkan area. A curious thing about a coin of its age is that it has no leader's face imprinted on…

Dacian koson - It is a coin surrounded by mystery. Even though it is Dacian, it has greek writing imprinted on it, as well as Roman symbols and its gold seems to come from the Balkans. Moreover, it can be found ONLY on the Dacian territory. One of the theories claims that, before the death of Burebista, Brutus (monogram?) gave kosons to the Dacian mercenaries that he hired for some wars in the Balkan area. A curious thing about a coin of its age is that it has no leader's face imprinted on…

Gold coins depicting an eagle and Koson from Sarmizegetusa Regia, Romania, 2nd-1st century BC

Gold coins depicting an eagle and Koson from Sarmizegetusa Regia, Romania, 2nd-1st century BC

Dacia -Sarmizegetusa (modern Romania), Koson stater, circa 43 BC, 8.39 gm, 21 mm, 12 h. A hoard of several thousand of these staters was discovered in Sarmizegetusa in 1543. There are two types of these coins, with a BR monogram & without. The type without a monogram was made from native Dacian gold & the type with a monogram was made with Roman gold. Brutus, the lead assassin in Caesars murder, had these coins made to pay Dacian mercenaries in his war against Octavian, Antony, & Lepidus.

Dacia -Sarmizegetusa (modern Romania), Koson stater, circa 43 BC, 8.39 gm, 21 mm, 12 h. A hoard of several thousand of these staters was discovered in Sarmizegetusa in 1543. There are two types of these coins, with a BR monogram & without. The type without a monogram was made from native Dacian gold & the type with a monogram was made with Roman gold. Brutus, the lead assassin in Caesars murder, had these coins made to pay Dacian mercenaries in his war against Octavian, Antony, & Lepidus.

Ancient Coins - KOSON - BRUTUS - Proconsul/Imperator  42 BC.  (AV Stater 8.42g  20mm 12h)   Mint State

Ancient Coins - KOSON - BRUTUS - Proconsul/Imperator 42 BC. (AV Stater 8.42g 20mm 12h) Mint State

The conclusion of the Dacian Wars marked a triumph for Rome and its armies. Trajan announced 123 days of celebrations throughout the Empire. Dacia's rich gold mines were secured and it is estimated that Dacia then contributed 700 million Denarii per annum to the Roman economy, providing finance for Rome's future campaigns and assisting with the rapid expansion of Roman towns throughout Europe.

The conclusion of the Dacian Wars marked a triumph for Rome and its armies. Trajan announced 123 days of celebrations throughout the Empire. Dacia's rich gold mines were secured and it is estimated that Dacia then contributed 700 million Denarii per annum to the Roman economy, providing finance for Rome's future campaigns and assisting with the rapid expansion of Roman towns throughout Europe.

National History Museum Bucharest - Dacian silver helmet from Agighiol (Tulcea County)

National History Museum Bucharest - Dacian silver helmet from Agighiol (Tulcea County)

Gold and Silver Armour of the Getian-Dacian Elite. Military Equipment and Organization. Poiana Cotofenesti ceremonial gold helmet  with bumps after Achemenide fashion, Romania.

Gold and Silver Armour of the Getian-Dacian Elite. Military Equipment and Organization. Poiana Cotofenesti ceremonial gold helmet with bumps after Achemenide fashion, Romania.

Pietroasele Treasure, Romania Dacian culture

Pietroasele Treasure, Romania Dacian culture

Dacian Gold Helmet from Cucuteni - Băiceni (Iași County), 5th century BCE. National History Museum Bucharest. Incidentally discovered by locals in 1959 in the village Băiceni, Iasi County, and recovered starting in 1961 by the History Museum of Moldavia. The treasure has a weight of 2.5 kg of precious metal (gold). Composed of a helmet, a bracelet, a belt and a number of brackets.

Dacian Gold Helmet from Cucuteni - Băiceni (Iași County), 5th century BCE. National History Museum Bucharest. Incidentally discovered by locals in 1959 in the village Băiceni, Iasi County, and recovered starting in 1961 by the History Museum of Moldavia. The treasure has a weight of 2.5 kg of precious metal (gold). Composed of a helmet, a bracelet, a belt and a number of brackets.

Dacians Gold Thesaurus

Dacians Gold Thesaurus


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