bank / bank This may be another one of those convoluted explanations. I'll try to make it short and to-the-point. As discussed elsewhere in this forum, I think the Bank of Braavos, known as the Iron Bank, is supposed to compared to the "bank" of faces maintained by the Faceless Men, also in Braavos. Coins have faces ("heads") as well as "tails." People pay a lot of coin to hire the Faceless Men to commit a murder - this is underscored by Littlefinger, Master of Coin, when he explains t