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Gate of Silver

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Seven Gates of Gondolin
Other namesSilver Gate, Fifth Gate
LocationOrfalch Echor
Owned byGondolin
MakerCraftsmen of Turgon
AppearanceWall of white marble, door in shape as three parts of a circle, wrought of silver and pearl.
ReferencesOf Tuor and his Coming to Gondolin

The Gate of Silver was the fifth of the Seven Gates of Gondolin, in shape a low and broad wall of white marble spanning the Orfalch Echor. The parapet was a trellis of silver between five great globes of marble. The gate was in shape as three parts of a circle, and wrought of silver and pearl, in the likeness of the Moon. Above the gate upon the midmost globe was an image of the white Tree Telperion, wrought of silver and malachite, with flowers made of great pearls of Balar. The archers who guarded this gate were robed in white. Beyond the gate were stationed 200 archers in silver mail and white-crested helms. This gate followed the Gate of Withern Iron and is followed by the Gate of Gold.