Black Skull of Crom Coin
Crom, Count the Dead!
This blackened coin was made to pay homage to the Cimmerian diety, Crom, whose chief function is to count the dead in battle. Crom watches and judges all, and it may be better to avoid his attention, as he likely brings trouble and doom. The use of Crom's name as a curse identifies Conan as a Cimmerian. The obverse of this coin bears a skull, while the reverse depicts a stylized vulture and the inscription, "Crom Counts the Dead" inscribed in Icelandic Elder Futhark runes.
This Black Skull of Crom from the world of Robert E. Howard is struck from solid nickel bronze, measures 2.4 cm in diameter, and weighs about 4.7 grams. Coin artwork by Woody Maringer.
The product is treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated. This process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same! Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coins.
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This is my everyday carry coin. It feels good and looks great as it wears. Really great details..
I ordered these to include in a game I am building. The coins are well made and came exactly as described, as has always been the case with Shire Mint. I only wish they were larger for my game purposes.
the quality is amazing, and they look even better once they've been handled for a few weeks.
Very happy with product and timescale of order. Sits on my desk, pride of place, and reminds me that death is coming for everyone. Helps me get through the day.
Really awesome looking coins, I'm using them in a DnD style game as rare Tokens of Death to pay the Ferryman to enter the underworld to retrieve a soul. (you died? maybe your party members will go on a side quest to rez you)
I will say the front of the coin looks a lot more like the second photo in the lineup, much more worn and less raised. Leaving it a little less striking than what you see in the first photo.
Thanks for the feedback! I love that in-game use! Each batch of coins is a little different and we don't always think to update the photos. I went ahead and switched those photos for clarity's sake :)