Decebal ruled from 87-107 A. D., and was in
frequent confrontation with Rome. Trajan finally defeated Decebal in
106 and turned most of his kingdom into the Roman province Dacia.
In 2006 Romania commemorated the 1900th anniversary of
the death of Decebal with a set of four stamps. The design of each
stamp includes a map, and artifacts of the time.
The map on the low value is Daciarum, Moesiarumque, vetus
descriptio, published by Abraham Ortelius (1528-1598) in 1595.
The map on the 50 bani stamp is Descriptio
Daciarum Nec non Moesiarium, engraved by Pieter Van den Keere
(Petrus Kærius Cælavit, 1571-1646). This map
is also featured on Romania 4576 (2003) at