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Scene 47
This webpage reproduces a section of
A Description of the Trajan Column
by John Hungerford Pollen

printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode,
printers to Queen Victoria
London, 1874

Text and engravings are in the public domain.
Any color photographs are © William P. Thayer 1997-


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Scene 49

SCENES OF THE SPIRAL BAND RUNNING UP THE SHAFT

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XLVIII. Defeat and flight of the enemy

The enemy is seen broken and defeated at the edge of this rocky defile. Two resolute men make head against p142the cavalry. The corner of this composition is filled with dead and wounded men.

The Dacians retreat into the forest. A dragon ensign is carried away by the band.


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