Norse Dual Stave in Iron, Vegvisir and Helm of Awe
When one stave isn't enough
This solid iron coin was struck with 80 tons of force between our hand-engraved steel Vegvisir and Helm of Awe dies! After that it's given a durable black oxide coating that won't readily rust and can be regularly handled.
The Vegvísir, or Norse compass, is an Icelandic magical stave, which, according to the Huld manuscript, protects one from losing their way in bad weather.
Encircling the Vegvísir is the runic transliteration of the Icelandic phrase, “Ég stoppar ekki Þegar Þreyttur, ég stoppar Þegar ég er búinn”, which translates to, “I do not stop when tired, I stop when done.”
The Helm of Awe
Ægishjálmur, or Œgishjalmr` or in English, “The Helm of Awe”, is a Nordic magical Stave which is meant to imbue its carrier with protection, and inspire victory in battle. We like to imagine helping in the day to day challenges of every day life, and how the stave might remind its carrier how strong they truly are at heart.
Algiz, or “Z-Runes” Make up the foundations of the 8 main symbols-- forks emitting from a central point which are on the offensive and protecting the center.
The Norse Dual Stave is struck from solid iron, measures 3.3 cm in diameter, and weighs about 33 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 coin.
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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This coin is absolutely the most amazing coin! It looks freakin amazing, and the dual design is flawless. Especially for those who have Norse heritage, this coin is a must have.I’ve bought several coins from this shop and they are the best quality and customer service.
I've only had this for a couple weeks, but it's an excellent coin. I appreciate that one side is smooth (Vegvisir) and the other is textured (Helm of Awe). This makes it nice to use as a worry coin; help keep the hands busy. The coating is good, though it does make it a little dark to work out the symbols if you're not in a well lit area.
Arrived very quickly with wonderful envelope packaging, and is very good quality.
This thing has a nice heft and it feels really good in the hand. The blackened smooth finish is nice too. My only very minor critique, you might say in contrast, is that the finish on it leaves the image a little hard to see unless you get the light right- it's fine line work (very nice and precise line work), so the finish darkens the lines too. But it's a great piece and the even the packing is elegant and enchanting.
This coin was well made, has a good weight and I love it. The packaging it came in was personalized and phenomenally detailed. I’ve already bought another one for a friend as a gift.