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GM09, Iron coin of the Faceless Man $14.00

Features:

  • Pure metallugical Grade iron
  • Sixth Pressing
  • Medallic Registry
  • Heavily Circulated finish
  • ~5.6 grammes weight
  • Hooded Faceless Man image on obverse
  • Enciphered inscription on reverse
  • ~26mm diameter
  • Undated: estimated circa AC 200
This coin features importantly in author George R.R. Martin's novels (now also an HBO show!) where it turns out to have extraordinary significance for young Arya Stark! This piece weighs about 5.6 grams of .9998 pure iron, and is about 26mm in diameter. The obverse features the shadowy form of the Faceless Man... representing a guild of assassins who will take on any job, for the right price, and who have the ability to change their faces at will. The reverse features the cryptic inscription VALAR MORGULIS, VALAR DOHAERIS, along with an encipherment of that message in the entwined capital letters VDVM. The registration of the two sides to each other is medallic; flip side to side to view the reverse. It is undated like most ancient coins but [enter story context now] is thought to have been struck in Valyria sometime in the first century after Aegon. (about 100 years ago as we enter the tale) Earlier versions of this coin have been seen that use the archaic spelling of the word "Morghulis" without the silent "H". The coin you will receive is from the most recent pressing and includes the silent "H" of "MORGHULIS". [exit story context now] If you have not had a chance to read any of George's novels, they are widely available in bookstores and libraries. The series is called A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and currently there are six sequential novels out of a planned series of seven. The first is A GAME OF THRONES, followed by A CLASH OF KINGS, A STORM OF SWORDS, A FEAST FOR CROWS, and A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. There are a growing number of other works by George which take place in the same realm. And of course in 2011 HBO began to film this lush tapestry, and there are now two full seasons of high quality video episodes with a third season in production. The iron coin of the Faceless Man first appears in the last episode of season 2. This fantasy coinage is officially licensed through George R.R. Martin and brought to you by Shire Post, specializing in crafting strange and unusual artifacts from all over the universes for the purpose of making the fantasy come alive.

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This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 28 November, 2010.
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