Also known as Eregion (meaning Land of the Holly in Sindarin), Hollin was an Elven Realm of the Ñoldorin Elves during the Second Age. It was located near the West Gate of Moria, or Khazad-dûm. These coins were made by the Ñoldorin Elves while under the rule of Celebrimbor, the great Elven-smith and forger of the Rings of Power. Hollin was later destroyed during the War of the Elves and Sauron.The Tengwar side translates from Sindarin: "Star-kindler, O Elbereth! White shining slants down like the Silmarils from the heavens - the radiance of the star-host." On the reverse, in Dwarf Runes (Angerthas Moria): "Under Celebrimbor, lord of Eregion Tegilbor made me in the eleventieth year of the third yen." The bilingual inscriptions indicate the Elves and Dwarves in this region maintained amicable relations and traded freely for years during the Second Age. Coins are made one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. Each product includes a sheet with history and translations. Officially licensed merchandise.