Many discoveries were made until today, but a lot of uncertain information and confusions exist. The discoveries that are certain come only from Sarmizegetusa.The map of koson type discoveries (isolated finds & hoards).
The hoard from Strei River is the largest find of this type. It contained kosons and around 40000 gold Lysymach type staters, with a total weight of around 300 kg of gold.Dacian gold bracelets
In 1803, a hoard of around 1000 kosons was found in Sarmizegetusa. Out of them, 400 were sent to the Alba Iulia mint and cast, and the rest split all around. Some of them were sent to Vienna:Francisc I
One of the most spectacular of the recent discoveries is the Târșa hoard (1996/1997?).
Some scholars who studied the problem of the Dacian royal hoard spoke about a kings’ monopoly on gold. Speaking about events from the summer of AD 106, Cassius Dio wrote:
The scenes CXXX and CXXXI might be connected with Bicilis and the moment of the discovery of Decebalus hidden treasures.Scene CXXX Scene CXXXI
The ancient sources speak about fabulous treasures captured by the Romans:
One Roman pound had around 322 g, so 165000 kg of gold and 331000 kg of silver. This figures were considered exaggerated by modern scholars, who, instead, proposed that only 10% of this quantity was actually captured from Dacia.Dacian gold bracelet (source: wikipedia) Scene CXXXVII: the Romans transport the Dacian treasure.