THE WAR OF THE ROHIRRIM™ Brass Stallion
King of ROHAN™ Helm Hammerhand
"Of the Kings of the Mark between Eorl and Théoden most is said of Helm Hammerhand. He was a grim man of great strength."
Solid brass, 21 grams
- 1.3 in (3.3 cm) diameter
This Brass Stallion was minted during a time of escalating conflict between the Rohirrim and the Dunlendings during which Helm Hammerhand reigned over ROHAN™ as king. The conflict had already raged while Helm’s father Gram was king before him for all twenty-three years of his kingship. This coin was minted in TA 2754 during the final years of Helm’s rule, five years prior to his death in TA 2759.
The defensive stronghold of Hornburg, south of the Fords of Isen, was renamed after him as Helm’s Deep.
Helm was called Hammerhand because of his great strength and prowess with his fists: he was known to fight barehanded. This is sometimes attributed to a superstition that if “he used no weapon no weapon would upon bite him”.
One side of the coin depicts a hammer and clenched fist. Above, the words Helm Hammerhand King of the Eorlings. The obverse shows a galloping horse surrounded by text, Forth and fear no darkness. The text is inscribed in Tengwar.
Designed and engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.
Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history, translations, 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.