scenes126-148

[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_2110-web.jpg]15670TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXXV and CXXXIV (Scenes 125 and 134)
Scenes 125/CXXV and 134/CXXXIV: Two scenes of Roman encampments on the southeast side of the Column. The join between Column drums is clearly visible. On the lower band we see Trajan within an undulating camp wall being greeted by his troops (perhaps a formal acclamation? Coarelli 2000: 198). The quiet of the scene contrasts with the one directly above, where Dacian attackers, holding their shields over their heads for protection, attack a Roman fort. Several of their number lie dead or wounded in the foreground.<br />From the Column in situ, corresponding to Cichorius Scenes 125 and 134. Ref: RBU2013.2110
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_127-128_xcv-xcvi_cxxvii-cxxviii_8248-composite-web.jpg]13250TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCV-XCVI/CXXVII-CXXX (Scenes 127-130) (Composite)
Scenes 127-128/CXXVII-CXXVIII: Legionaries construct a masonry fort, lifting blocks and branches while breaking rocks with heavy mallets or sledgehammers and chopping timber with axes (casts 343-345). In Scene 128 two sentries stand guard outside of an encampment. A curved gate enclosure (clavicula) is clearly represented in the background of cast 346. <br />From casts 343-347, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. XCV-XCVI, scenes 127-128 and Coarelli Pls. 155-156. Ref: RBU2011.8248-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_127_8248-web.jpg]12210TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCV/CXXVII (scene 127): Working Stone
Scenes 127/CXXVII (detail): The legionary depicted appears to be working at bedrock using a heavy pick. Behind him soldiers build a wall with squared blocks of stone. <br />From casts 344-345, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCV, scene 127, and Coarelli Pl. 155. Ref: RBU2011.8248.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_127_8248-1-web.jpg]10730TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCV/CXXVII (scene 127): Axeman
Scene 127/CXXVII (detail): Close view of the legionary soldier swinging an axe. This tool could be a common "securis," rather than a standard military-issue "dolabra."<br />From cast 343, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCV, scene 127, and Coarelli Pl. 155. Ref: RBU2011.8248-1.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_127_8250-web.jpg]10321TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCV/CXXVII (scene 127): Hauling Building Material
Scene 127/CXXVII (detail): Close view of a soldier carrying a heavy block on his shoulder. In reality, stone blocks would be too heavy to carry in this manner. Richmond (1935) would argue that such scenes show sod, and not stone being carried. However it may be that the artist was not overly concerned with depicting a "realistic" event. The blocks look like heavy blocks of ashlar masonry.<br />From cast 343, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCV, scene 127, and Coarelli Pl. 155. Ref: RBU2011.8248-1.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_128_8252-detail-1-web.jpg]10010TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCVI/CXXVIII (scene 128): Clavicula
Scene 128/CXXVIII (detail): Close view of a defensive gateway known as a clavicle or <i>clavicula</i>. An enemy attacker carrying a shield on his left arm would be exposed on the right side as he attempted to break into the walls of the fort. In the foreground: a sentry stands guard.<br />From cast 346, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCVI, scene 128, and Coarelli Pl. 156. Ref: RBU2011.8252.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_129-130_xcvi_cxxix-cxxx_8248-composite-web.jpg]10110TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCVI/CXXIX-CXXX (Scenes 129-130) (Composite)
Scenes 129-130/CXXIX-CXXX: On the left a scene of construction that includes timber transport and stone work. The rocky ground and the use of a sledgehammer in a previous scene (127) suggests that the walls are made of stone. Wagons with barrels form the backdrop. Scene 130: Three Dacians kneel at the feet of Trajan with gestures of appeal and surrender.<br />From casts 343-349, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. XCV-XCVI, scenes 127-130 and Coarelli Pls. 155-157. Ref: RBU2011.8248-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_130-131_3832-rbu-web.jpg]9470TRAJAN'S COLUMN IN SITU (Spirals 20-21): Scenes 131, 138, 139
From the bottom of the image (Spiral 20, northwest side): Dacians kneel before the emperor in Scene 130. In the next scene a line of Romans crosses a pile bridge. Above, in Spiral 21, valuable loot is loaded on mules (Scene 138) and Dacians assemble and move out in Scenes 139 and 140.From the Column in situ. RBU 2013.3832.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_131_xcvii_cxxxi_8258-web.jpg]9250TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCVII/CXXXI (Scene 131)
Scene 131/CXXXI: Twelve Roman Soldiers cross a bridge, three to each section shown. The bridge itself is a simple construction of planks nailed to trestles. The gateway to the camp they depart from is visible in the upper left corner of the scene.<br />From casts 350-352, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCVII, scenes 131 and Coarelli Pl. 158. Ref: RBU2011.8258.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_132-133_xcviii_cxxxii-cxxxiii_8265-composite-b-web.jpg]9330TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCVIII/CXXXII-CXXXIII (Scenes 132-133) (Composite)
Scenes 132-133/CXXXII-CXXXIII: On the left, Dacians move out from a log-built enclosure and move forward to attach a Roman fort (see the following Scene 134). In the background two Romans work on building two boats. This image is a composite of a photo by Ulrich and, on the right, (Scene 133) an image from the original Cichorius plates.<br />From casts 354-357, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCVIII, scenes 132-133 and Coarelli Pls. 159-160. Ref: RBU2011.8265-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_8266-132-web.jpg]8580TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCVIII/CXXXII (Scene 132)
Scene 132/CXXXII (detail): Dacians rush out from their camp; the outer walls of squared blocks, those on the inside of logs.<br />From cast 354, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCVIII, scene 132, and Coarelli Pl. 159. Ref: RBU2011.8266
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_134-135_xcix_cxxxiv_8267-composite-web.jpg]9010TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCIX/CXXXIV-CXXXV (Scenes 134-135) (Composite)
Scenes 134-135/CXXXIV-CXXXV: Dacians assault a Roman camp and are beaten back with great losses as the Roman defenders hurl stones down upon them from atop their walls. The Dacian attackers raise their shields above their heads to protect themselves. To the right, a worried pileate Dacian, probably Decebalus, looks on from a rocky outcrop in a forest. It has been suggested that the clean-shaven figure to the right of Decebalus is a Roman deserter (Coarelli 2000: 205).<br />From casts 357-361, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCIX, scenes 134-135 and Coarelli Pls. 160-161. Ref: RBU2011.8267-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_8268-134-web.jpg]8240TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCIX/CXXXIV (Scene 134): Roman defenders
Scene 134/CXXXIV (detail): Close view of Roman defenders within the walls of their fort fending off a Dacian attack. The Romans' weapons include blocks of stone readied to be thrown upon the Dacian shields. Timbered watchtowers are visible above the walls of the fort.<br />From casts 358-359, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCIX, scene 134 and Coarelli Pls. 160-161. Ref: RBU2011.8268-134
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_8269-134-5-web.jpg]8180TRAJAN'S COLUMN XCIX/CXXXIV-CXXXV (Scenes 134-135): Dacian Defeat
Scenes 134-135/CXXXIV-CXXXV (detail): A Dacian warrior (left) falls back from the walls of a Roman camp after a failed attempt to scale the fortifications. Another pileate Dacian, probably Decebalus himself, watches from a distance (right). This is one of <a href="http://www.trajans-column.org/?page_id=866">six scenes</a> that are thought to represent the Dacian king. The tall tree between the two groups is considered a scene-divider by Cichorius.<br />From casts 357-361, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. XCIX, scenes 134-135 and Coarelli Pl. 161. Ref: RBU2011.8269-134-5
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_136-137_c-ci_cxxxvi-cxxxvii_8271-composite-web.jpg]8780TRAJAN'S COLUMN C/CXXXVI-CXXXVII (Scenes 136-137) (Composite)
Scenes 136-137/CXXXVI-CXXXVII: Dacians glance back at the previous scene as they retreat after being repulsed by the Romans. To the right, Trajan, standing on a tribunal, addresses his troops in an adlocutio scene; a walled Dacian town, protected by a gate and tower, forms the backdrop (note the planks used to sheathe the roofs of the buildings). From casts 362-365, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. C, scenes 136-137 and Coarelli Pls. 162-163. Ref: RBU2011.8271-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_8271-136-web.jpg]8100TRAJAN'S COLUMN C/CXXXVI (Scene 136): Dacian Retreat
Scene 136/CXXXVI (detail): Dacian soldiers on the run; they pass a fortified camp just visible in the background.<br />From casts 362-363, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. C, scene 136 and Coarelli Pl. 162. Ref: RBU2011.8271-136
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_8272-136-web.jpg]7960TRAJAN'S COLUMN C/CXXXVI (Scene 136): Dacian Retreat
Scene 136/CXXXVI (detail): Dacian soldiers on the run.<br />From cast 362, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. C, scene 136 and Coarelli Pl. 162. Ref: RBU2011.8272-136
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_137_c_cxxxvii_8271-web.jpg]7910TRAJAN'S COLUMN C/CXXXVII (Scene 137)
Scene 137/CXXXVII: Adlocutio Scene. Trajan, standing on a tribunal, addresses his troops; a walled Dacian town, protected by a gate and tower, forms the backdrop. From casts 364-365, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. C, scene 137 and Coarelli Pl. 163. Ref: RBU2011.8271-137.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_138-139_ci_cxxxviii_8277-composite-web.jpg]8680TRAJAN'S COLUMN CI-CII/CXXXVIII-CXXXIX (Scenes 138-139) (Composite)
Scenes 138-139/CXXXVIII-CXXXIX: Legionaries gather loot, probably meant to represent the treasure hidden by Decebalus, and load baskets of it onto a mule. To the right, a Dacian leader, certainly Decebalus himself (the face is worn and in poor condition) takes council with his followers (one of <a href="http://www.trajans-column.org/?page_id=866">six scenes</a> that are thought to represent the Dacian king.). All appears to be lost; the riderless horse on cast 368 seems ready to evacuate the Dacian leader. <br />From casts 366-369, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. CI-CII, scenes 138-139 and Coarelli Pls. 164-165. Ref: RBU2011.8277-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_138-rbu2011_8278-web.jpg]8460TRAJAN'S COLUMN CI/CXXXVIII (Scene 138): Dacian Loot
Scene 138/CXXXVIII: Roman soldiers load up valuables that probably represent the treasure hoard of Decebalus.<br />From casts 367, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CI, scene 138 and Coarelli Pl. 164. Ref: RBU2011.8278.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_140_ci_cxl_8277-140-web.jpg]9020TRAJAN'S COLUMN CII/CXL (Scene 140): Dacian Suicide
Scene 140/CXL: Dacians retreat from the left and, without hope, either commit suicide (note the kneeling figure with a dagger in cast 371) or are dispatched by their own comrades. The standing figure on the far right has elongated proportions so as to accommodate the window in the column drum.<br />From casts 370-372, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CII, scene 140 and Coarelli Pl. 166. Ref: RBU2011.8277-140.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_3846-140-141-web.jpg]8480TRAJAN'S COLUMN IN SITU (Scenes 140-141; 146-147)
Lower spiral (SW no. 21): Desperate Dacians commit suicide in Scene 140. A kneeling Dacian prepares to stab himself in the chest (below and to the left of the window). Another Dacian (the window is located right at the center ofhis torso) prepares to dispatch his comrade. The scene anticipates the display of the severed head of Decebalus, just visible in the upper right on Spiral no. 22, Scene 147/CXLVII<br />From the Column in situ. RBU 2013.3846
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_141147_3770-web.jpg]8280TRAJAN'S COLUMN IN SITU (Scenes 141; 147)
The two superimposed scenes contrast dramatically with one another. In the lower spiral (Scene 141), Trajan receives Dacian noblemen who entreat him through gestures and perhaps gifts of gold. The futility of the petition is anticipated above, where the severed head of Decebalus is presented to an assembled group of Roman soldiers.Compare Cichorius Pl. CIII and CVII and Coarelli Pl. 167 and Pl. 173. From the Column in situ. RBU2013.3770.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_141-rbu_8287-web.jpg]8610TRAJAN'S COLUMN CIII/CXLI (Scene 141) Appeal to Trajan
Scene 141/CXLI: Trajan appears here for the last time on the Column. Prominent Dacians (pileati) make an appeal to the emperor. Auxiliaries stand guard and observe in the background. The standing figure on the left in cast 375 may hold gold ingots in his left hand (Coarelli 2000: 211). The tent representing headquarters (perhaps the praetorium; Rossi 1971: 205) forms a backdrop .<br />From casts 373-375, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CIII, scene 141 and Coarelli Pl. 167. Ref: RBU2011.8287.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_141-rbu_8288-web.jpg]8560TRAJAN'S COLUMN CIII/CXLI (Scene 141) Appeal to Trajan
Scene 141/CXLI: A closer view of Trajan's final appearance on the Column. Prominent Dacians (pileati) make an appeal to the emperor. <br />From casts 373-374, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CIII, scene 141 and Coarelli Pl. 167. Ref: RBU2011.8288.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_142-144_civ-cv_cxlii-cxliii_8290-composite-web.jpg]8820TRAJAN'S COLUMN CIV-CV/CXLII-CXLIV (Scenes 142-144): Pursuit of Decebalus
Scenes 142-144/CXLII-CXLIV: Roman cavalrymen gallop, armed with metal spears (now lost) in pursuit of fleeing Dacian cavalry. The Dacians, broken by the Roman onslaught, glance back in terror at the relentless Romans. This scene forms a dramatic setting for the final capture and death of Decebalus.<br />From casts 376-383, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. CIV-CV, scenes 142-144 and Coarelli Pls. 168-170. Ref: RBU2011.8290-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_145-cxlv-rbu2015_5465-web.jpg]6790TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXLV (Scene 145): Suicide of Decebalus
Scene 145/CXLV: The suicide of Decebalus in situ on the Column. The cable hanging to the left of Decebalus is modern.RBU2015.5465
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_145_cvi_cxlv_8296-composite-web.jpg]9680TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVI/CXLV (Scene 145): Suicide of Decebalus
Scene 145/CXLV: The final pursuit and suicide of Decebalus: Roman cavalry pursue Decebalus. The Dacian leader kneels in the center of the scene. Now trapped, he cuts his throat to escape a certain fate of being brought to Rome in chains only to be humiliated and killed. A Roman, Tiberius Claudius Maximus (whose tomb has been found in Greece at Philippi), stretches out his arm to apprehend Decebalus, but does not reach the king in time. Decebalus is here a sympathetic figure, surrounded on all sides by Roman soldiers, and in defiance of them all taking his own life.<br />From casts 384-386, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CVI, scene 145 and Coarelli Pl. 171. Ref: RBU2011.8296-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_145_cvi_cxlv_8298-web.jpg]9040TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVI/CXLV (Scene 145): Detail of Decebalus
Scene 145/CXLV A close view of Decebalus at the moment of his suicide, the last of <a href="http://www.trajans-column.org/?page_id=866">six scenes</a> that are thought to represent the Dacian king while still alive.<br />From cast 385, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CVI, scene 145 and Coarelli Pl. 171. Ref: RBU2011.8298.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_145_cvi_cxlv_8299a-web.jpg]8550TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVI/CXLV (Scene 145): Close view Decebalus
Scene 145/CXLV: A closer view of Decebalus at the moment of his suicide.<br />From cast 385, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CVI, scene 145 and Coarelli Pl. 171. Ref: RBU2011.8299a.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_146_cvii_cxlvi_8302-composite-web.jpg]8560TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVII/CXLVI (Scene 146) (Composite)
Scene 146/CXLVI: Roman soldiers capture and bind Dacian men, imprisoning them in preparation for the journey back to Rome. The damaged figure in the background is being led by his hair. At the far right the children being apprehended may be those (sons) of the Dacian leader himself (Coarelli 2000: 216; Rossi 1971: 206).<br />From casts 388-390, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CVII, scene 146 and Coarelli Pl. 172. Ref: RBU2011.8302-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_147-8_cviii_cxlvii_8305-composite-web.jpg]8630TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVIII-CIX/CXLVII-CXVLIII (Scenes 147-148)
Scenes 147-148/CXLVII-CXVLIII: In these heavily damaged scenes, what is thought to be the head of Decebalus is displayed on a platter - likely an inverted shield - to the Roman soldiers gathered within an encampment (casts 391-392). In the following scene (148) three Dacian nobles (pileati) are surrounded and captured.<br />From casts 391-397, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. CVIII-CIX, scenes 147-148 and Coarelli Pls. 173-174. Ref: RBU2011.8305-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_147-cxlvii-rbu2015_5479-web.jpg]6290TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXLVII (Scene 147): Head of Decebalus
Scene 147/CXLVII: A view in situ of the assembly of soldiers and the display of the head of Decebalus. Ref: RBU2015.5479
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_147_cviii_cxlvii_8306-web.jpg]8460TRAJAN'S COLUMN CVIII/CXLVII (Scene 147): Head of Decebalus
Scene 147/CXLVII: A closer view of the assembly of soldiers and the display of the head of Decebalus.<br />From casts 391-392, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CVIII, scene 147 and Coarelli Pl. 173. Ref: RBU2011.8306.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes126-148/thumbs/thumbs_img_2113-web.jpg]8220TRAJAN'S COLUMN IN SITU CXLVIII, CLV (scenes 148, 155)
Scene 148/CXLVIII, spiral 22: Surrounded by Roman soldiers, Dacian pileati (at the center) are rounded up. The terrain is mountainous and wooded. At the very top of the column (Scene 155) we can see a line of livestock, driven in front of a group of refugees just visible on the far left. The partial scene visible at the bottom of the photo is from Scene 142: Roman cavalry (the window denotes the southeast axis of the Column).<br />From the Column in situ.<br />Ref: RBU2013.2133

scenes149-155

[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_149-153_cix_cxlix_8311-composite-web.jpg]10290TRAJAN'S COLUMN CIX-CXI/CXLIX-CLIII (Scenes 149-153)
Scenes 149-153/CXLIX-CLIII: Composite image from Ulrich photos and Cichorius Plates. Note the fluted channels of the Column visible along the top of the casts. This group of scenes includes the last episode of fighting between Romans and Dacians. In wild terrain (note the animals in cast 397) Romans capture Dacians. The building in cast 399 may be a prison (Coarelli 2000: 219). A deity framed with swirling drapery looks on (perhaps Diana . . . or a personification of Dacia?). In Scene CLI (casts 401-403) the final battle scene of Romans vs. Dacians and other barbarians; a town with curious architecture forms the backdrop. Compare the pose of the fallen figure in cast 402 to the representation of Decebalus in the suicide scene (Rossi 1971: 210). In Scene CLII, cast 404, we see a prisoner marched through the trees. Scene CLIII: auxiliaries use torches to set enemy buildings on fire (cast 405). Are these the same buildings of the previous scene?<br />From casts 397-406, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pls. CIX-CXI, scenes 149-153 and Coarelli Pls. 175-177. Ref: RBU2011.8311-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_img_3339-web.jpg]8800TRAJAN'S COLUMN IN SITU CXLIX-CL (scenes 149-150)
The scenes of the top of the northeast side of the Column show the transition between spirals 22 and 23. The row of animals at the top left belongs to the very last scene of the Dacian wars (Scene CLV). In the center of the image (Scene CL) and center-right (Scene CLII) we see the bust of a goddess surrounded by swirling drapery. Dacians are rounded up below. Dacian architecture, destined to be burned by Roman soldiers, is just visible to the far right (Scene CLIII). The window visible is the highest opening on the northeast side of the Column. From the Column in situ. Ref: RBU2013.3339
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_150_8314-web.jpg]8241TRAJAN'S COLUMN CX/CL (Scene 150): Goddess
Scene 150/CL (detail): A goddess witnesses the last fighting of the Dacian War. Diana? Or the personification of Dacia itself?<br />From cast 399, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CX, scene 150 and Coarelli Pl. 175. Ref: RBU2011.8314.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_img_8319-detail-web.jpg]7710TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXI/CLIII (Scene 153)
Scene 153/CLIII (detail): A Roman soldier torches a Dacian building in a closing scene from the Second Dacian War.<br />From cast 406, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CXI, scene 153 and Coarelli Pl. 177. Ref: RBU2011.8319.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_img_3682-composite-web.jpg]8230TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXII-CXIII/CLIV-CLV (Scenes 154-155)
Scenes 154-155/CLIV-CLV: The last two scenes of the Dacian War cycle are poorly preserved. To the left, Dacian civilians are sent into exile. In Scene 155 (casts 411-414) a line of livestock is driven before them.<br />A composite image from the original Cichorius Pls. CXII-CXIII, scenes 154-155. Compare to Coarelli Pls. 178-181. Ref: RBU2013.3682-composite.
[img src=http://www.trajans-column.org/wp-content/flagallery/scenes149-155/thumbs/thumbs_img_8322-web.jpg]7491TRAJAN'S COLUMN CXII/CLV (Scene 155)
Scene 155/CLV (detail): Dacian refugees.<br />From cast 409, now in the Museo della Civiltà Romana, Rome. Compare Cichorius Pl. CXII, scene 155 and Coarelli Pl. 179. Ref: RBU2011.8322.