Here’s another WiP from Chris Huth showing one of the silver coins made during the reign of Prince Kallyr. The ram horns are part of the Orlanth Rex iconography and give the Prince quasi-divine status linked with Orlanth. Kallyr’s celestial associations are minimized in this coin, and largely follows the design of previous Sartarite coins.
One of the first things a new ruler does is have coins minted. It advertises you, legitimises your rule, and lets everyone know who is in charge.
Sartarites minted silver Sovereigns, which were replaced by Lunars after 1602.
Silver currency was introduced in the Second Age by the Middle Sea Empire. Sartar enthusiastically issued silver coins during his reign 1492-1520, and his dynasty continued with that.