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Silver rhyton from Poroina, Romania. End of the 4th century BCE. Thracian

Silver rhyton from Poroina, Romania. End of the 4th century BCE. Thracian

The Helmet of Iron Gates (Romania) is a silver helmet dating from the 4th century BC, housed in the Detroit Institute of Arts, USA. Dacian

The Helmet of Iron Gates (Romania) is a silver helmet dating from the 4th century BC, housed in the Detroit Institute of Arts, USA. Dacian

Dac

Dac

Dacian gold helmet

Dacian gold helmet

Andesite Sun, an ancient sundial inside Sarmizegetusa Regia, the former capital of Dacia

Andesite Sun, an ancient sundial inside Sarmizegetusa Regia, the former capital of Dacia

Decebalus (ruled 87-106) was the last king of Dacia. He is famous for fighting three wars, with varying success, against the Roman Empire under two emperors. After raiding across the Danube, he defeated a Roman invasion in the reign of Domitian, securing a period of independence during which Decebalus consolidated his power.

Decebalus (ruled 87-106) was the last king of Dacia. He is famous for fighting three wars, with varying success, against the Roman Empire under two emperors. After raiding across the Danube, he defeated a Roman invasion in the reign of Domitian, securing a period of independence during which Decebalus consolidated his power.

The Dacian Draco [draˈko] was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Eastern European Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues.[1][2][3] The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, the draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where…

The Dacian Draco [draˈko] was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Eastern European Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues.[1][2][3] The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, the draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where…

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Statuia unui DAC – cea mai mare statuie din galeria Chiaramonti a Vaticanului

Dacian capital - Sarmizegetusa Regia, by Radu Oltean

Dacian capital - Sarmizegetusa Regia, by Radu Oltean

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

Decebalus scene on Column of Trajan. Depicts Dacian commander Decebalus committing suicide by a tree. The Romans admired his death, because he refused to die at the hands of the Romans.

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