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
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.
- This trinket was inspired by a coin presented to Richard Garriott with the codex symbol on one side and the Bell of Courage, Book of Truth and Candle of Love which was minted by Bill Jensen (a.k.a. Arbuthnot Dragon).
Ultima V: Lazarus
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.
- Gilham, Paul. "Frequently Asked Questions List (FAQ) -- unofficial posting part 1/3". rec.games.computer.ultima.series. 30-Aug-2010.
|Trinkets and Merchandise|
|Trinkets|| Ankh Amulet ☥ Cards of Virtue ☥ Codex Coin ☥ Fellowship Medallion ☥ Coins of the Kingdom ☥ Lord Blackthorn Action Figure|
Orb of the Moons ☥ Pentagram Coin ☥ Rune Stones ☥ UO Pin ☥ Ultima VI Audio Tape
|Foreign trinkets||Ankh Key Ring ☥ Ankh Paperknife ☥ Crystal Paperweight ☥ Second Age Mousepad ☥ Serpent Coin ☥ Ultima Collection Game Cards ☥ Ultima III Jigsaw Puzzle|
|Merchandise||Exodus T-Shirt and Wrist Watch ☥ Ultima Online 2 Action Figures ☥ Ultima V T-Shirt ☥ Ultima VII Boomerang ☥ Wild Basin Expedition T-Shirt|