Characters: Erestor, Arwen.
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... silver spilling over green leather, coins from a dozen mints and more in shining disarray...
... he had seen coins first in Nogrod and Belegost, when the Dwarves went from trading ingots to metal discs stamped with their king’s mark. Bewildering to Elves accustomed to bartering skins and silver songs: what was silver but an ornament? In Eglador, the Queen amid nightingales and niphredil had counted out throne-stamped silver admiringly. What a clever idea. But the coins were scattered among Eglador’s children and lost like marbles in countless childish games...
Elrond’s daughter plucked another coin. “And this one? Where’s it from?”