The Dacian Draco was the standard ensign of troops of the ancient Dacian people, which can be seen in the hands of the soldiers of Decebalus in several scenes depicted on Trajan's Column in Rome, Italy. It has the form of a dragon with open wolf-like jaws containing several metal tongues. The hollow dragon's head was mounted on a pole with a fabric tube affixed at the rear. In use, the draco was held up into the wind, or above the head of a horseman, where it filled with air and gave the impression it was alive while making a shrill sound as the wind passed through its strips of material.
The Golden Spring of Dacians Monument was inaugurated on October 13, 2002, being made by the sculptor Nicolae Adam and is part of an architectural ensemble of environmental art. The upper part of this ensemble is dominated by the Dacian banner of fighting, the Dacian Draco - a wolf bodied snake - one of the most feared military insignia of the ancient world. The monument is located on Unirii Street, near the Orthodox Church "Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary" ("Adormirea Maicii Domnului").