The Thracians – Bulgaria

The Thracian auxiliaries came from modern day Bulgaria after the creation of a province in AD 46. They were used across the empire and in Scotland in 122 AD the Second Cohort of Thracians were based on the Antonine Wall at Mumrills Fort in Polmont as shown in the map below. The Thracians had a very advanced culture with a number of burial mounds holding fabulous objects made from gold. The treasure below is from 300 BC and shows an advanced level of metalwork. Thrace became a tributary (client state) of Rome in 168 BC

In 71 BC Spartacus a Thracian gladiator led a revolt against the Romans

The Thracian Spartacus ( Kirk Douglas in film of the same)
“Kirk Douglas” by Spin Cycle NYC is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0

Colchester: Longinus Sdapeze Thracian
Copyright Mike Bishop (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0.)

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