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Forge Fire
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Here is the high resolution view of the "Forge Fire" edition of the Dwarven Treasure coin. It features red, orange, and purple glass fused onto metal on the rune side. The metal itself is finished with 18 karat gold.

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The coin is split along a duality and a triality. The two sides of the coin are day and night. In addition, each side is split into body, mind, and spirit; or as the Dwarves say, earth, mind, and heart.

On the day side, body/earth is represented by the material things that Dwarves find in the earth. The mind is represented by Dwarves in an academy studying books and scrolls and generally talking about engineering, technology, and whatever philosophy that Dwarves have. Heart/spirit is represented by a Dwarf family. The mother shows one of her sons a treasured gem, the daughter plays with a doll, and another son plays with a toy pick similar to the one that his father uses. The father is resting from a good day of work either in the mines or the forge.

The night side of the coin shows some of the things that Dwarves love. At the top are earth objects: a gem, a battle axe, a crown, and two cups of strong drink. The lower right shows technological objects to represent the mind: a hammer, an anvil, tongs, and forge fires. The lower left shows heart objects: a fiddle, a shawm (oboe), a harp, and two beloved ravens.

The outer rims of both coins show the Dwarven homelands. The different moons and suns represent the variety of Dwarf homes in different eras and different lands. Although there are three moons, they represent one full lunar cycle. The new moon would be at the 9:00 position since Dwarves think of North as being to the left on maps. The full moon would be at the 3:00 position, and the last quarter would be at the 6:00 position. The three mountain ranges show a land or time with no snow, some snow, and abundant snow.

The runes behind the objects on the night side of the coin are words that represent earth, mind, and heart.

The text in the center of the coin is the words of a Dwarf from the distant past who became too concerned with gold and gems and forgot that there are many other types of treasure. Before it was too late and he lost himself, he remembered that the heart and mind also have treasures as precious as gold or mithril.
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2430x3957px 5.86 MB
IMAGE DETAILS
Make
Canon
Model
Canon PowerShot S3 IS
Shutter Speed
1/807 second
Aperture
F/2.7
Focal Length
6 mm
Date Taken
Nov 1, 2011, 2:21:30 PM
Software
Paint.NET v3.5.10
Sensor Size
5mm
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AutumnDogForge's avatar
AutumnDogForge|Professional Artisan Crafter
I was lucky enough to get one of these. The workmanship and detail are incredible. Definitely an heirloom quality piece of art. The Colors Are So Rich!
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Ghost-Apple|Student Artisan Crafter
This is simply mavelous! The details and colors captured are amazing and gorgeous! I can't wait to see what you come up with next! c:
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