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The Castar (S. Mirian) was the chief currency used within Gondor. A smaller coin was the tharni or canath, a silver coin worth a fourth of the castar.[1]


Westron castar bears a striking resemblance to the Hobbitish word kast and Rohirric kastu, which mean "mathom".[2] Sindarin mirian seems to be derived from mîr, "jewel".