The hoard of Stâncești was discovered during the archaeological researches undertaken in two large Getic forts of Stâncești, by late archaeologist Adrian C. Florescu. It was found hidden in a dwelling, deposited in a single clay pot. The stylistic but also metallographic analysis indicate clearly that the artifacts are of Scythian origin. In this paper we discuss the functionality of three items included in the hoard: the large golden zoomorphic brackets, and the two smaller bronze brackets. In our opinion, the large golden bracket was much too massive to be used as a prometopidion, as it was previously understood within the archaeological literature; more likely, it could be a shield ornament. Fish-shaped shield brackets have been acknowledged in other Scythian discoveries: Witaszkowo, Ordhzonikidze, etc. The two smaller bronze brackets were used in pair, probably as harness pieces.