Helm of Awe Copper Coin - Aegishjalmur - Warrior's Stave Viking Coinage


"I bear the helm of awe"

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 copper
  • 1.25" (3.2 cm) diameter
  • 1/8" thick
  • double sided Warrior's Stave design (same design on both sides)
  • also available as a necklace

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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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Jen G.
Made incredibly well!

Loved mine so much I got one for each of my boys along with just a few (haha) other items. Will be shopping again soon! The quality is fantastic and intricately designed.

Very nice

It’s built solid. Can you make it bigger and heavier?

Patrick G.
Love it

Packaging was fantastic and the coin looks amazing. Currently sits just. My woodshop and will forever. Love it

Andrew B.

Nice and heavy

Helm of Awe Copper Coin

Just arrived today,when I open the enveope first what stuned me is packaging.I can see that Shirepost put much effort in it.So good that I tried to remove the coin not breaking the package,but the main gem whaited me inside 4 layers of protecting package.The coin is perfect! The weight,attention to details,craftamship all superb!When i hold the coin in my hand it touches something deep in my heart.Never expirenced emotions like that from coin. Thank you Shirepost for youre work!Definitely will buy again from you!

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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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