Codex Coin

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The Codex Coin as a Trinket
The Codex Coin in-game

The Codex Coin is a item of great power. Not only is it capable to be sent to other worlds, but also it has the power to call the blue moongate to Britannia and scare away dark powers. It appears in Ultima V.


Made by the Royal Coinmaker Sir Arbuthnot at the orders of Iolo and Shamino, it was sent to Earth to summon the Avatar at the beginning of Warriors of Destiny. It was the last idea they had to topple Lord Blackthorn's regime. The Avatar used it together with the ankh amulet to open the moongate and later to scare away the Shadowlords. The coin was never seen again after this event.

The Codex Coin as Trinket[edit]

In the original release of Ultima V, the Codex Coin was included in the game box. It was a real coin made of metal, exactly like the one in the game. The coin also was included in the special edition of the Ultima Trilogy II compilation as one of the possible trinkets.


Ultima V: Lazarus[edit]

This is an Ultima V: Lazarus-related article or section. The information within may not apply to Ultima V or other Ultima games.

In the Ultima V: Lazarus remake, the Coin doesn't vanish and later is used to prove the Avatar's identity to Sir Arbuthnot. He also gives the Avatar a much more detailed story on the creation of the Coin.


  1. Gilham, Paul. "Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ) -- unofficial posting part 1/3". 30-Aug-2010.

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