The drachms of Dyrrhachium and Apollonia occupy a special place in the monetary landscape of Dacia of the 1st century BC. Large quantities of these coins arrived north to the Danube region as a result of the economic and political events taking place in the region. The popularity of these coins sparked a widescale process of counterfeiting. Despite their importance the drachms of Dyrrhachium and Apollonia, with the type cow suckling calf are still insufficiently understood. Recent numismatic and archaeological researches furnish new clues to understanding the cause of the coin flow to Dacia and also the hoarding process. All these developments seem to be related to the rise and fall of the power of the Dacians, while the drachm distribution is an indicator of political connections between the power centre and the local elites.