The Coming of the Zioth

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 == The Aglar == == The Aglar ==
-Rang's economy is based on barter and silver, the later dominating commercial activity in towns and cities. The silver Aglar (a'glor) has been minted since the early days of Rang, primarily out of the capitol, Duerstadt. There are  also regional mints in most of the duchies, bearing unique mint marks, and producing, collectively,​ about four fifths as much as is produced by Duerstadt. The Aglar is a circular coin 3/4" in diameter and 1/12" thick that weighs approximately 1/5 ounce (72 to a pound). The coin is struck on both sides with an image of the current ruler of Rang, although some rulers have chosen, for various reasons, to retain the previous image. Some older silver coins were struck with an image of a clover, olive branch, or other natural object, but few such coins are still in circulation. ​+Rang's economy is based on barter and silver, the later dominating commercial activity in towns and cities. The silver Aglar (ă'glǒr) has been minted since the early days of Rang, primarily out of the capitol, Duerstadt. There are  also regional mints in most of the duchies, bearing unique mint marks, and producing, collectively,​ about four fifths as much as is produced by Duerstadt. The Aglar is a circular coin 3/4" in diameter and 1/12" thick that weighs approximately 1/5 ounce (72 to a pound). The coin is struck on both sides with an image of the current ruler of Rang, although some rulers have chosen, for various reasons, to retain the previous image. Some older silver coins were struck with an image of a clover, olive branch, or other natural object, but few such coins are still in circulation. ​
  
 == The Diyar == == The Diyar ==
-The copper Diyar (dE'or) is the most common coin, produced in over twenty mints around the kingdom, in quantities on the order of a half a million a year, per mint. A large coin, the Diyar weighs 4/5 of an ounce (20 to the pound), is 1 1/4" in diameter, and is 1/8" thick. The diyar is valued at a tenth of an aglar, although exchange rates have been known to vary slightly. Under the rule of Diure LXIV, the diyar is struck on the face with a picture of Diure the First (actually Diure XXXIII) on a horse, and on the reverse with a clover. Around the outside of the face is the slogan "​Beyond the Zioth, may the king rule under Andritha"​ in Rouch. On the bottom of the reverse is the full name of the mint. The lettering wears down quickly, so it's rare to find a readable coin.+The copper Diyar ('ǒr) is the most common coin, produced in over twenty mints around the kingdom, in quantities on the order of a half a million a year, per mint. A large coin, the Diyar weighs 4/5 of an ounce (20 to the pound), is 1 1/4" in diameter, and is 1/8" thick. The diyar is valued at a tenth of an aglar, although exchange rates have been known to vary slightly. Under the rule of Diure LXIV, the diyar is struck on the face with a picture of Diure the First (actually Diure XXXIII) on a horse, and on the reverse with a clover. Around the outside of the face is the slogan "​Beyond the Zioth, may the king rule under Andritha"​ in Rouch. On the bottom of the reverse is the full name of the mint. The lettering wears down quickly, so it's rare to find a readable coin.
  
 == The Attle == == The Attle ==
-The solid gold attle (the '​t'​s are heard  ​in the proper form of the word, but most people ​pronounce it '​addle'​) is relatively uncommon, especially in the outskirts of the kingdom, because it is minted only in Duerstadt and Darnien. The tiny coin weighs a tenth of an ounce (150 to a pound), and is 7/16" in diameter and 1/16" thick. Since the coin is so small and so valuable, it is often used to condense money for transportation,​ but is rarely spent. The attle is generally worth ten Aglars, although it has been known to fluctuate to as low as eight or as high as fifteen. Under the rule of Diure LXIV, the attle is struck on one side with a likeness of the king, and on the other with the Sarnam letter Aral, the first letter of "​Rang"​ in that language. Attles minted in Darnien are struck on the reverse with the letter Oudemal, the first letter of "​Ostmark"​ in Sarnam. ​+The solid gold attle (ătəl -- the '​t'​s are pronounced ​in the proper form of the word, but most people ​say '​addle'​) is relatively uncommon, especially in the outskirts of the kingdom, because it is minted only in Duerstadt and Darnien. The tiny coin weighs a tenth of an ounce (150 to a pound), and is 7/16" in diameter and 1/16" thick. Since the coin is so small and so valuable, it is often used to condense money for transportation,​ but is rarely spent. The attle is generally worth ten Aglars, although it has been known to fluctuate to as low as eight or as high as fifteen. Under the rule of Diure LXIV, the attle is struck on one side with a likeness of the king, and on the other with the Sarnam letter Aral, the first letter of "​Rang"​ in that language. Attles minted in Darnien are struck on the reverse with the letter Oudemal, the first letter of "​Ostmark"​ in Sarnam. ​
  
 == Exotic Coins == == Exotic Coins ==