|The Imperial Jewel|
The Imperial Jewel is a currency in use by the Empire of Iievius, and was in wide use in the continent as trading coin until 2028 when the nation of Old North Fish finally brought in it's own currency, leaving the Dominions of Iievius as the only nations in which the currency is in official circulation. The Jewel is denoted by a
J and is currently in use as a trade currency in the nations of Iievius, Koruon, Elfaer, Kvotharion, Adi Rajen, Old North Fish(unofficial) and the Iievian territory of Hilltop Island.
In the middle of spring, 772, Duke Naxtepra of Therra began minting coins known as Jaeviltien, named after Jaevila where the silver was mined. (In Ancient Yuese, now no longer in use, 'tien' or 'tiyn' means town) Jaeviltien was later shortened in common usage to Jevil or Jyvil(same pronunciation) and this shortened word eventually morphed into the modern 'Jewel' by 1343 when the term was first applied as the name for the new official currency of Iievius.
Development of Use
The coins minted at Jaeviltien soon lent their name to other coins of similar size and weight from other places. One such example, the Elfaen farshir Jyvil, circulated throughout the southern island and was imitated in several Koruan and Kvotharian cities. Carried by Elfaen traders, this coin was also popular in the Tordi Archipelago as well as in the now abandoned New Doronse colonies, and circulated throughout the Empire during the 4th and early 5th centuries. Some well-worn examples circulating in the Empire were known as "cat Jyvils". By the mid-18th century, the farshir Jyvil had been replaced by the Imperial Credit, the famous "gold squares," which were distributed widely in the Holy Imperium colonies in the Continent and in the Nine Dominions. Gold squares (so-called because of their distinct and strange shape and color) became known as "Dominion's Jyvils" in the Iievian-speaking world because of their similarity in size, weight and composition to the earlier Jyvil coins, despite the huge difference in shape. With the rising popularity of English in the 1600's, by the time Iievius got around to establishing it's own currency in 1712 after the Treaty of Union in 1343, Jyvil, or Jevil had been morphed into the lexically close 'Jewel' in English, which then led to the creation of the cent piece called the Gemin the late 19th century. Over time the Jewel led on to influence several different countries with which Iievius had strong trade relations with, the most notable being the Izsharian 'Mineral', a mistranslation of 'Jewel' at the time, since the mineral-rich Izsharians had no 'precious stones', only minerals; the abundance of such gemstones giving them little importance, despite the modern prescence of an Izsharian official currency. The symbol for the Imperial Jewel derived from hte writing of an I immediately above a J to symbolize the currency, standing quite obviously for 'Imperial Jewel'. Over time the J flattened down into a semicircle and the I became longer, the top line disappearing, to create the
J symbol today.
Economies Using or Accepting the Jewel
|Adi Rajen||Rajen (Imperial Jewel is in circulation though unofficial; accepted at most stores)||ARR|
|Old North Fish||Scale (Jewel is still in wide circulation)||NFS|
|Tordi Archipelago||Tordi Jewel||TDJ|
It was decided that all coins and notes of the Jewel shall have own common side defined to be the reverse, will be minted with an engraving of the current ruler's head, also giving all relevant informations such as nominal value, serial number, etc. The obverse shows Iievian symbolism and culture, and differs enormously between each coin..
The Iievian Print
This print is dedicated to the various cultures, societies, environments and rulers that shall coexist peacefully within Iievius.
It is the most recently designed version and was introduced in 2018.
|5 Gems / 0.05 Jewels||12.25 mm||1.50 mm||Candidutas (Corvus candidus, the snow crow)|
|10 Gems / 0.10 Jewels||14.25 mm||1.50 mm||Femriat (Strong, armored, dog-like beast, Carapacia canus)|
|20 Gems / 0.20 Jewels||16.25 mm||1.50 mm||Henevan tree(Tree native to the planet Charus, Charusa heneva)|
|50 Gems / 0.10 Jewels||18.25||1.75 mm||Traditional Kyceir Temple (Place devoted to the worship of Kyceir gods)|
|100 Gems / 1.00 Jewel||20.25||1.75 mm||Imperium Quintupars (Imperial Pentagon, unity of society)|
|200 Gems / 2.00 Jewels||22.25||1.75 mm||Three Avir (Irvirum avirus)|
|500 Gems / 5.00 Jewels||24.25||2.00 mm||Stylized Map of Iievius Empire|
|1000 Gems / 10.00 Jewels||26.25||2.00 mm||Crown, Staff and Sword of the Royal Throne|
|1 Jewel||Charus (Space Colony of Charus viewed from orbit.)|
|2 Jewels||Mt Dieram (Mt Dieram)|
|5 Jewels||Nathan Corver (Inventor, Nathan Corver)|
|10 Jewels||Anturia and Kilsham (Kyceirist Gods, Mother Earth and Loam Son)|
|20 Jewels||Aescol City (Aescol Bay, where the founders landed)|
|50 Jewels||Dragons Eye (Dragons Eye Crater Lake)|
|100 Jewels||Half Keel Island (Ancient Iievian Ruins)|
|500 Jewels||His Majesty High Prince Francis Christopher I of Iievius (Francis I of Iievius)|