Scene CXXXVIII of Trajan's Column depicts the capturing of the treasure of the Dacian State

Three Roman soldiers, a legionary and two auxiliaries, in fact symbolizing a much larger number, are loading in the bags on animal backs, mules or mountain horses, a lot of items of precious metals, especially pots. Thus the Romans have captured the huge treasures gathered through the centuries by the Dacian kings, coming from taxes on trade, intertribal gifts, but above all from the exploitation of rocks and gold sands in the mountains and waters of the country. (more...)