“A lump of gold that fetches a large sum of money at the market.” —An in-game description for a Bullion
The Bullion (金塊 Kinkai) is a gold-earning item that first debuts in Fire Emblem: Shadow Dragon. Functioning as the replacement for the lucrative gems that first appeared in Binding Blade, the Bullion is an item that confers gold to the main army's coffers when it is sold. Depending on the size of the Bullion, the amount of gold yielded will vary accordingly.
In Awakening, small Bullions can normally be found during Risen skirmishes. Small Bullions can also be randomly obtained when a unit with the Despoil skill successfully defeats an enemy unit. Equipping Leif's Blade may produce the same effect as well, owing to the fact that it is imbued with the Despoil skill. Medium and Large Bullions, obviously far more valuable than their small counterpart, can only be found as rare treasures in selected chapters.