Silver Coin - Helm of Awe - .999 Fine Silver - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage
Silver Coin - Helm of Awe - .999 Fine Silver - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage
Silver Coin - Helm of Awe - .999 Fine Silver - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage

Silver Coin - Helm of Awe - .999 Fine Silver - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage

"I found no power a match for my own."

The Warrior's Stave is known by many names: The Helm of Awe... The Warrior's Helm... and even the Helm of Terror. In Icelandic, it is referred to as Ægishjálmur or aegishjalmur. 

  • solid 99.9% fine silver
  • 1.25" (3.2 cm) diameter
  • 12 grams, 1/8" thick
  • also available as a coin

There is ancient history to the stave, wherein the Fáfnismál, one of the poems in the Poetic Edda, the havoc-wreaking dragon Fafnir attributes much of his apparent invincibility to his use of the Helm of Awe:

The Helm of Awe, I wore before the sons of men, In defense of my treasure; Amongst all, I alone was strong, I thought to myself, For I found no power a match for my own.


This interpretation is confirmed by a spell called “There is a Simple Helm of Awe Working” in the collection of Icelandic folktales collected by the great Jón Árnason in the nineteenth century. The spell reads:

Make a helm of awe in lead, press the lead sign between the eyebrows, and speak the formula:
Ægishjálm er ég ber
milli brúna mér!
I bear the helm of awe
between my brows!

If you are daring enough to try, we hope that this spell will help you press through challenges and cross into newer horizons.

 

Note: These statements have not been evaluated by the Ministry of Spells. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent dragon attacks.

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.

Note—Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope straight from Shire Post Mint. We will make this out to whomever is on the SHIPPING ADDRESS. If you are giving this as a gift and would like a different name on the envelope, please include the recipient's name in the Special Instructions field as you complete your order.

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Jason Henry
Nice piece with Norse design

I love the textured finish of these Helm of Awe coins. It really comes out well in silver.

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Alexander Kishinevsky
Helm of Awe in Silver .999 pure

I absolutely love this item. it's very well designed and feels nice and weighty, great size, you can tell a lot of care and attention went into the product, I will definitely recommend. if I would use this coin for purchasing something in daily life it would difficult to get out of it.

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Byron McConnell
Artsy

I've enjoyed each of my coins from SPM. This coin in silver has a nice weight and design that is absolutely lovely in silver. Thanks!

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Jamal Mangabat

Silver Coin - Helm of Awe - .999 Fine Silver - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage

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Ryan Ruv
Amazing quality

It's a great coin feels great. It's a nice fidget coin. It's a beautiful piece of art.