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Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ce-e-vel Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ce-e-vel
The Dwarven Treasure coins feature futhark runes. These ancient letters have been found on weapons and monuments throughout Europe and are believed by some to embody arcane powers. Many people are familiar with the runes due to their prominent use in Tolkien's books "The Hobbit" and "The Lord of the Rings".

This is the "Mithril Sheen" edition. It's predominant colors are shades of blue and silvery metal to reflect the icy coolness of the rare and beloved metal, mithril. The finish is satin nickel. The enamel on the rune side is blue silica glass. This hard and extremely durable finish can be expected to last hundreds or thousands of years. The coin includes a blue gem and a white gem in honor of the Dwarves' love for gleaming treasure.

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Given 2012-12-29
Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ~ce-e-vel The suggester writes: It's nice to see work that physically represents both a fandom and an intriguing business. ( Suggested by Vaporeon249 and Featured by maytel )
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IanWinchester Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Would just like to point out the symbol you use for "O" is actually the symbol for "ee"
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013
Thanks for taking the time to actually read the inscriptions. It is always flattering to have people look at my coins.

Runes existed over several different time periods and in several different countries so different runes probably had different sounds. I used several books to learn the runes and all of them said that the rune ōþila/ ōþala has an O sound. A good way to check this is to types "rune" into Wikipedia. About halfway down the article will be a table that shows the runes and their sounds. That being said, I would not be at all surprised to learn that at least one time and place used that particular rune for the "ee" sound.
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IanWinchester Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ummmm no prob I guess ^^;

Wow that's a really detailed explanation hahahha and yeah I see what you mean with the "O" sound. I figured "ee" would fit it more cos, call me a nerd but I tried to decode the runic text on the map found in The Hobbit and the symbol used fit the "ee" that's all hahah I could be wrong :P
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The-Strify Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Its beautiful!
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cherylhobbit Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013
Very cool!!
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Vanshira Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Got mine yesterday, and I want to keep it in my pocket forever.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013
Wow, Thanks!
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is Ass-Kickin'!!!
I know two nieces who will definitely be getting one of these in the near future and, quite frankly, an old Geek who is gonna have to have one as well.
Be visiting your webstore real soon.
Oh yeah.. put you on my Watch List, just to be sure I don't lose track.

Excellent.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Thanks! I hope that all of you like them. This edition has been popular, but there are some others that have been even more popular.

Regards
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Samarai Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013
We shall soon know, as I just got word today that they have been shipped. If they are as good as they look, I may be buying some more for a few friends...
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emiliechapman Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
also pagan/wiccan runes as well, very pretty.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks!

You may be saying more than you realize and mysteriously I won't elaborate, at least not yet.
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ToaDJacara Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Awesome :D
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Zlabya Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Amazing metalwork and color choices, excellent motto.
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BrowncoatMando Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist
I like the, is "Motto" the right word?
I also like the overall look of it, that this could hang over a Dwarf nobles mantel
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Charmed-Ravenclaw Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool.
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gnomesandunicorns Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and with tht alord of the rings piece youa re now on my devient watch. by any chance do you collect his books? i'm working on it but can't find a place to get a copy of The Adventures of Tom Bombadil.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
I found The Adventures of Tom Bombadil on both Amazon and eBay, but the price is pretty steep. I do collect books. The largest room in our house is floor to ceiling book cases on all four walls.
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gnomesandunicorns Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
awesome! and thanks for the tip. you know those pod shipping container thingys? well when i was REALLY little my parents moved and they're history professors. when mom and i used to talk about books she said that when they moved she and dad had filled up an ENTIRE pod thingy just with books!
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Thecomedia09 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
WOW Amazing!!
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Lien-chan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
This looks really cool! Oh my goodness!
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:iconce-e-vel:
ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Thanks!
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Lien-chan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
No problem!
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ToshirotheKnightWolf Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
epic cool :D
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EMO-NNY Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this tells me skyrim lol
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TornAsunder7916 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
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aspacecowboy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Super stuff. Now how about a deal for Deviants?
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Minkymy Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Beautiful.
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kisi222 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
si vamos, la ostia
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ZidayaZenovka Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow..these are amazing!
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S3cRt Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Nice
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soccergirl676 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so beautiful! The backgrounds on both sides are amazing, but I have to say that I like the one on the Dwarvish side better... possibly because it offers me something more to read! The lettering on the English side is awesome, too!
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Fluffypuppy77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
never mind, its the same sentence
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Fluffypuppy77 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I can read the bottom one perfectly
top ones a tad hard
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ProofrockPilchard Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Brilliant craftspersonship - I could imagine it actually being Dwarf-made.
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Fractaldragon Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Beautifully made! Congrats on a well-deserved DD!
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puffballinthedark Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
*A* this
this is just
no words
haaaaaaa
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Ascletarion Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Very beautiful...and for sale! I just bought one. There are other great coins on the site too....check them out.
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alovesickman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Writer
I would kill for a Gallifrey coin. Kill. Do you ever do commissions?
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
That would be fun to make, but my list of projects to be done is too long for me to take on anything new.
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alovesickman Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Professional Writer
Well, lemme know if it ever comes up. Or if you need someone killed. ;)
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
Funny thing is I went to work today and one of my co-workers also said that I need to make a Gallifreyan coin. He showed me the Gallifreyan translator which can convert any English word or phrase into a circular language. Is this what you were thinking of?
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alovesickman Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013  Professional Writer
Well, I haven't seen the translator, but that sounds about right. :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Amazing and beautiful craftsmanship! Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks!
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Ebillan Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Gorgeous. I love the colours you chose, they really remind me of mithril.
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks! I was really happy how the blue glass on nickel turned out.
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012

Beautiful work! The colors and quotation are perfect.
Have a Happy New Year!
~Blostma1
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ce-e-vel Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012
Thanks for the kind words!
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Blostma1 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2012

You're welcome! :heart:
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