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Frieze Gallery of the Trajanic Trophy

Welcome to our frieze gallery of the Trajanic Trophy.

The Trajanic Trophy was originally erected in 109 AD following the Roman victory over the Dacians at the Battle of Adamclisi.

The monument was surrounded by 54 frieze panels or ‘metopes’. These sculpted depictions show various images relating to the conquest including legionaries at war and captives. Of the original panels forty nine are still in existence of which all but one are at the Adamclisi Museum in Romania – the other one is in the Archaeology Museum in Istanbul. The others were lost but, except two which fell into the Danube during transportation Bucharest, their fate and the circumstances are not known.

The trophy structure had fallen into disrepair by the twentieth century but was rebuilt in 1977.

The Trajanic Trophy



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