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A silver Sickle.

Mundungus Fletcher: "This solid silver, mate?"
Sirius Black: "Yes. Finest fifteenth-century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with the Black family crest."
Mundungus Fletcher: "That'd come orf, though."
Mundungus Fletcher examines some goblets at 12 Grimmauld Place with an eye towards theft.[src]

Silver (chemical symbol: Ag) is a dense, soft shiny grey metal with a high value as money, second only to gold, and is used in jewelery in both muggle and wizarding world. The most common use for silver in the wizarding world is in the Sickle, though the legendary Sword of Godric Gryffindor is also forged from the purest silver.

Unicorn Blood is silver.

The Winged Key that matched the lock in the Underground Chambers was silver, like the handle of the door that it unlocked.[1]

The colours of Slytherin are green and silver.

During his tenure as Headmaster of Hogwarts, Albus Dumbledore kept a number of curious and fragile instruments in his office which were made of silver. These were repeatedly destroyed and repaired on numerous occasions.

The Black family earned some silver goblets kept at 12 Grimmauld Place, embossed with their family crest. During the summer holidays of 1995, Mundungus Fletcher examined these and asked Sirius Black if they were solid silver. He disgustedly agreed that they were, 15th-century goblin-wrought silver that was embossed with the Black family crest.[2] In late 1996, Harry Potter discovered Mundungus Fletcher in Hogsmeade with some of these goblets, which he had stolen.[3]

In the many Muggle myths and legends on the subject, werewolves can be killed by using a silver bullet. This is false, however, a mixture of powdered silver and dittany applied to a fresh bite will seal the wound and prevent the victim from bleeding to death.[4]


Notes and references

  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Chapter 16 - (Through the Trapdoor')
  2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 5 - (The Order of the Phoenix)
  3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, Chapter 12 - (Silver and Opals)
  4. Pottermore - New from J.K. Rowling: "Werewolves"

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