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A silver Sickle.

Mundungus: "This solid silver, mate?"
Sirius: "Yes. Finest fifteenth-century goblin-wrought silver, embossed with the Black family crest."
Mundungus: "That'd come orf, though."
— Mundungus 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 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.

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.

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]


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)

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