More ideas from Teo
In place of flags, some Dacian troops carried dragons. Dacian dragon like a windsock: fabric tube mounted behind a wolf-like head. Metal strips in head might have allowed it to “screech” in wind. After Dacian Wars, Roman regiments adopted this dragon.Lacks arms, legs, wings. Prob had religious significance for Dacian people. Link wt sky deity Zalmoxis. Anatomy/religious meaning suggest likely have their roots in older dragon-serpents of Near East. Dacian dragon on Trajan’s column, 113 CE

Dacian Draco on Trajan's Column. The Dacian Draco was the standard and ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people. It can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy.