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
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Gold vessel from the Treasure of Sânnicolau Mare (Romania), an important hoard of early medieval gold vessels (from 6th to 10th c. CE) on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum of Vienna. The vase is decorated with a scene related to the mythology of semi-nomadic peoples of Central Asia, including Hungarians, Huns, Scythians, Khazars, Avars and Slavs. However, stylistically, Central Asian, Sassanid and Byzantine influences are predominant.
Dacian Draco was the standard and ensign of troops of the ancient Dacians, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. The draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where it filled with air and gave the impression it was alive while making a shrill sound as the wind passed through its strips of material.