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[[Tolkien fandom|Fans]] have suggested that the purse was perhaps not made by trolls, but that it was stolen and, because of it ability to speak (like the sword [[Gurthang]]), of [[Dwarves|dwarvish]] or [[Elves|elvish]] origin.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.lotrplaza.com/archives/index.php?Archive=archive&TID=141437|articlename=Talking Wallet?|dated=|website=Plaza|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000199|articlename=The talking purse|dated=|website=[http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi Minas Tirith Forums]|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=580638|articlename=The talking purse - anything in the mythology to explain what it is?|dated=|website=[http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/ The One Ring Forums]|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref>
 
[[Tolkien fandom|Fans]] have suggested that the purse was perhaps not made by trolls, but that it was stolen and, because of it ability to speak (like the sword [[Gurthang]]), of [[Dwarves|dwarvish]] or [[Elves|elvish]] origin.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.lotrplaza.com/archives/index.php?Archive=archive&TID=141437|articlename=Talking Wallet?|dated=|website=Plaza|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=000199|articlename=The talking purse|dated=|website=[http://www.minastirith.com/cgi-bin/ultimatebb.cgi Minas Tirith Forums]|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref><ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/gforum/perl/gforum.cgi?post=580638|articlename=The talking purse - anything in the mythology to explain what it is?|dated=|website=[http://newboards.theonering.net/forum/ The One Ring Forums]|accessed=9 March 2013}}</ref>
  
==Portrayal in adaptations==
 
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|File:The Hobbit (2003) Wallet.png|Talking wallet in [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]
 
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'''1989: [[The Hobbit (comic book)|''The Hobbit'' (comic)]]:'''
 
:[[David T. Wenzel]] portrays the purse having holes resembling a shouting mouth.
 
'''2003: [[The Hobbit (2003 video game)|''The Hobbit'' (2003 video game)]]:'''
 
:Not only does the purse (called "wallet" in the game) talk, but it has eyes that open up when Bilbo touches it.<ref>{{webcite|author=|articleurl=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51lM0zfNg70|articlename=The Hobbit Game - Part 3 "Roast Mutton" (time 14:10)|dated=14 February 2013|website=YT|accessed=18 July 2016}}</ref>
 
 
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