Daleth had many kinds of coins and currencies, and it drove every one crazy. Beyond every border, or city wall, or castle door, the value of a coin changed. Each self-named Important Person had his/her own coin, with his/her name and portrait on it, made in his/her own Mint. Most of those coins weren’t accepted in other places and the silver and gold were melted to make new coins. Many a coin didn’t even have proper valuable metals in it!
During the first years United Empires, all silver and gold became the rightful property of the Emperor. He used this, and some other metals, to make one coinage for all his lands. To this day, this coinage is the standard for the whole of Daleth.

Imperial coinage

Gold coins:
  • 1 Skatts (=12 Skilliggs = 240 Assar = 2400 kintus). The weight of a gold Skatt-piece is also the standard weight for measuring heaviness.
  • 2 Skatts
  • 5 Skatts
  • 10 Skatts
When paying for something worth more than 1000 Skatts, a golden bar (named “Faihu”) is used. It can -with a small knife- be broken in pieces worth 100 Skatts, like a chocolate bar.
All gold coins are round. On one side, the value of the coin is written, on the other side are the year and the coat of arms of the city in which the coin is made (In Ildritz: the Emperor is portraited on the coin). Gold coins have a decoration on the edges.

Silver coins:
  • 1 Skilliggs (=20 Assar = 200 kintus)
  • 3 Skilliggs
  • 6 Skilliggs
All silver coins are round and have a hole in the middle. The hole is used to make necklaces of the coins to carry them easy along. The pictures on the silver coins are the same as those on the gold coins.

Bronze coins:
  • 1 Assar (=10 kintus)
  • 5 Assar
  • 10 Assar
The assars aren’t round, but have have six sides on the edge. They have no edge-decoration. There are no coats of arms on the assar, only a small figure, like a bird or a key, to indicate who made the coins. The other side of the 1 Assar-piece shows a cross.

Copper coins:
  • 0,5 Kintus
  • 1 Kintus
  • 2,5 Kintus
  • 5 Kintus
The kintus has a rough triangular-form, no decoration on the edge, and the same figures as the assar on one side. Four 2,5 Kintus-pieces together have the same size and form as a 1 Assar-piece.
Sometimes, the 1 Assar-pieces are split on the arms of the cross to make 2,5 kintus-pieces; not many coppermines are known, and if a country is at war with the owners of the coppermines, no real kintus can be made.

The above mentioned coins are made in Ildritz and are in use in De Erflanden and parts of Salamandran. One can pay with them in any other part of Daleth, but has to pay a little changing-fee.
In the parts of Daleth where other coins are made, the weight and quality of the metal is (should be) the same as those of the Imperial Coins. There are no gold coins other than the Imperial Skatts.

Read all about the Dalethian money-counting device “Garatheins”.


Apart from coins, things can be bought by swapping objects. To make a successful swap, a witness should be watching the swap and checking the objects to be swapped. Unwitnessed swaps can lead to disagreements and corruption.
With a big swap, a written report of the swap is recommended.

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