Also known as Eregion (meaning Land of the Holly in Sindarin), Hollin was an Elven Realm of the Ñoldorin Elves during the Second Age. It was located near the West Gate of Moria, or Khazad-dûm. These coins were made by the Ñoldorin Elves while under the rule of Celebrimbor, the great Elven-smith and forger of the Rings of Power. Hollin was later destroyed during the War of the Elves and Sauron.
The Tengwar side translates from Sindarin:
“Star-kindler, O Elbereth! White shining slants down like the Silmarils from the heavens - the radiance of the star-host.”
On the reverse, in Dwarf Runes (Angerthas Moria):
“Under Celebrimbor, lord of Eregion Tegilbor made me in the eleventieth year of the third yen.”
The bilingual inscriptions indicate the Elves and Dwarves in this region maintained amicable relations and traded freely for years during the Second Age.
This Elvish Mithril Leaf of Spring Necklace is crafted based on The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien. The leaf-shaped coin is struck from solid niobium, measures 2.7 cm in diameter, and weighs about 6.5 grams. Includes a 30" antique bronze cable chain with clasp. Coin artwork by Greg Franck-Weiby.
Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A description is included with history, translations, and facts about the coins.
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