Read to me :
Charms and talismans are said to be more effective when they are made of silver.
In China, a father collects one hundred silver coins from friends and relatives. He then melt the coins and make a charm in the shape of a padlock for his only son to assure his health and safety.
Ancient Persians also believe silver shields and breast plates made their soldiers invulnerable. Although Alexander the Great conquered them, he was so impressed by the Persian soldiers’ abilities that he also outfitted his soldiers with silver shields and breast plates. Alexander’s army went on to conquer almost every piece of the known world.