Vegvisir Norse Compass Bronze and Leather Necklace

$33.00

The Vegvísir Guides the Way Through the Storm

 

  • Solid bronze pendant, 12 grams

  • 3.3 cm diameter
  • Includes 30" leather cord
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    "...if this sign is carried, one will never lose one's way in storms or bad weather, even when the way is not known."
    —Huld Manuscript
    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. The vikings used the word "hafvilla" or "bewildered" which means to have no sense of direction or be lost at sea. We created this pendant to help guide us through modern moments of hafvilla.

    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 coin is struck with an incuse design, in which the letters are lowered rather than raised. This way the lettering will stay dark even if the coin is carried daily. The coin is double sided with the same design on both sides.

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

     

     

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    Austin
    Excellent piece

    Although it isn't my lineage, I've long had an affinity for Icelandic Sagas and ethos. This is such an excellent accent piece to carry that affinity with me. The weight is perfect and the quality of the necklace is great as well. Highly recommend.

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    Cameron M.
    Awesome

    Great product, friendly staff and quick delivery. Couldnt ask for anything more.

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    Alexander L.
    Marvellous craftsmanship

    The bronze medallion is a beautiful piece of work and, paired with the leather cord, gives a rustic, rugged feel. Yes, the colour on the medallion will fade and patina naturally, you just gotta clean and maintain it well. Super happy with my purchase!

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    John G.
    Very nice!

    Solid coin with distinct design. Well done.

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    Amina A.

    Vegvisir Norse Compass Bronze and Leather Necklace

    Each order comes packed with a handwritten envelope sealed with wax straight from Shire Post Mint! Unless changed, we will hand write the name of the person listed in the Shipping Address.

    If ordering a gift or if you'd like to customize your handwritten name, please include the recipient's name in the Personalization Options field as you complete your order.

    One envelope is included in your order, if you would like to purchase additional handwritten Gift Envelopes, you can find them here.

    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.

    We collaborate with many artists to create our coins. Learn more about our artists.

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