Antelphos Juvpira / Flower Pieces Item in Zameen | World Anvil

Antelphos Juvpira / Flower Pieces (Joov-peer-uh)

The Antelphos Juvpira was originally issued as a commemorative coin, a vanity project to celebrate some event important to the Antelphos family, the ruling Nehemeni human nobility that had intermingled with House Krisballar, the family granted the Governorship of Nehemen by the Adlon Empire.   The Juvpira consisted of a tiny white candelabra primrose flower, sealed within a coin of dense magical glass, perfectly transparent and incredibly hard. A thin band of platinum rings the coin, inset in a groove along the edge of the glass. The white primrose was featured on the banners of the Antelphos family, found adorning their palaces and other holdings.   The coins proved popular with merchants, not only for the ease they brought to large transactions, but for their ability to survive nearly any disaster, from fires to floods. As a result of this popularity, several new runs were minted over the centuries, including one issued in 1091 AS, just a few years before the Tel Ramiya Crisis of 1093 effectively ended the Antelphos-Krisballar dynasty and the Sultanate of Nehemen.   When the Juvpira was first issued, its value was defined by law as equal to the value of 10 platinum byira, 100 gold mithqals or 1000 silver sheqels.   The fall of the Sultanate of Nehemen marked the end of the last true nation-state on Rhyduania, and the end of large, governmental scale minting operations. However, long beforehand, the remaining commercial interests across Rhyduania had adopted the Nehemeni currency system, or at least used it as a measure of the value of goods, for example, measuring hacksilver in sheqels and gold bullion in mithqals. In the millennia since, various local currencies have been minted by regional powers, like the Karthin Cities or the House of Rafiq in western Nehemen, and they've almost universally followed the traditional Nehemeni system.   The Juvpira in particular has come to be valued for different reasons than initially intended. While the government that issued it is no longer around to back its value, it has come to be valued as a relic from the time before Nehemen was a desert, tiny little magical time capsules. While they're technically more akin to trading with gems now than an actual currency, they're still traded at face value, whether by design or coincidence, and the First Bank of Sarcrist accepts them as a medium of deposit.
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