Norse Dual Stave - .999 Fine Silver Coin - Aegishjalmur Vegvisir

$63.00

When one stave isn't enough

This fine silver coin was struck with 80 tons of force between our hand-engraved steel Vegvisir and Helm of Awe dies!

  • Solid 99.9% fine silver
  • 999 FS stamped on the edge
  • 1.3" (3.3 cm) diameter
  • 1/2 Troy oz or 16.1 grams, .075" thick (1.9 mm)
  • Also available as a necklace
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    Vegvisir Wayfinder

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

    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.

    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.

    Designed and engraved by Woody Maringer. Learn more about our artists.

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    Kirk A.
    Good enough for the price!

    This coin has good detail and a great sound when flipped through the air. Wish it was just a little more chunky though.

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    Shire Post Mint coins are struck one at a time in West Fork, Arkansas, USA using solid metals, hand-engraved designs, antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. For antiqued coins, the coloring/patina process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science so coins will vary slightly. Our unique packaging includes a description of each coin and translations if applicable.

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