Dacia and Dacians were the ancient region and people located at the crossroads of Central and Southeastern Europe, north of the Balkan Peninsula, on the Lower Danube. This gallery includes not only content related to Dacians but also to Getae and Moesi.
Dacians' war shield and helmets based on the Trajan's Column, Rome (dated 2nd century AD) cf. to Grigore George Tocilescu (26 October 1850 – 18 September 1909), a Romanian historian, archaeologist, epigrapher and folkorist, member of Romanian Academy
A tomb painting at the Aleksandrovo Kurgan, a Thracian tomb located in Bulgaria. Hypothesis for identification as Zalmoxis (king, or priest, or god of the Thracian tribe Getae), or rather anonymous hero-king because of the double ax.
TrajanDenarius, Roman Dacia, 107 AD - Obverse. Image: Laureate head right. Text: "IMP TRAIANO AVG GER DAC PM TR P COS V PP", abbreviation from "Imperator. Trajan. Augustus. Germanicus. Dacius. Pontifex Maximus. Tribuniciae Potestate. Consul V. Pater Patriae"
Trajan Denarius, Roman Dacia, 107 AD - Reverse. Image: Dacian wearing peaked cap, seated on shield in mourning, with falx below. Text: "SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI", abbreviation from "Senatus Populus Que Romanus. Optimo Principi"
Milliarium of Aiton, a Roman milestone discovered in Aiton commune, near Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The milestone, is dating from 108 AD and shows the construction of the road from Potaissa to Napoca, by demand of the Emperor Trajan. It indicates the distance of ten thousand feet (P.M.X.) to Potaissa. It is the first epigraphical attestation of the settlements of Potaissa and Napoca in Roman Dacia