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Silver ingot

Silver is a whitish, soft metal which has been valued throughout human history.

History

Silver, like gold, has been used in various ways, including jewelry, dinnerware, and ornamentation, as well as for minting coins.[1] [2]

5th century BCE

In the 5th century BCE, the village of Lavrio in Attika was famous for its silver mine, which was the source of Athens' wealth.[3]

The islands of Delos and Mykonos were called the Silver Islands due to the stores of silver the Delian League kept there.[3]

A branch of the Cult of Kosmos, The Silver Vein, took their name referring to the wealth its members desired. One of them was known only as The Silver Griffin.[4]

Crusades

The Knights Templar minted currency using various metals, including silver, for their own use during the Crusades. Later, these coins were obtained by the Assassin Altaïr Ibn-La'Ahad from Templar guards, pirate, and duelists in Cyprus and Acre's harbor.[5]

Reconquista

During the Reconquista in the 15th and 16th centuries, the Spanish Brotherhood of Assassins utilized the metal to forge a number of weapons and armors for use against the Spanish Templars.[6]

18th century

During the American Revolutionary War, the Kanien'kehá:ka Assassin Ratonhnhaké:ton traded and used silver, among other things.[7]

Cultural significance

In addition to its monetary value, silver has also influenced other matters. In English language, it has led to expressions like 'silver tongue', to denote an eloquent person,[3] and 'silver lining' to refer to a good aspect in an otherwise dreary prospect.[8]

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