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.

“The War of the Rohirrim”, “Middle-earth”, “The Shire”, “The Hobbit”, “The Lord of the Rings”, and the names of the characters, events, items and places therein are trademarks of Middle-earth Enterprises, LLC used under license by Maringer Studios LLC dba Shire Post Mint. All Rights Reserved.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews

Como siempre, una moneda de la Tierra Media bonita y bien hecha. Muy contento con vosotros. Ya llevo compradas algunas monedas vuestras 😜

Gracias por apoyarnos!

Michael D.
Forth, Eorlingas!

I love how you can tell immediately that the roughness of the minting matches the “technology” of Rohan perfectly. That’s not to say it’s not a tough, beautifully designed and minted coin, just that - especially compared to those of Gondor and even the Dwarves - the consistency and level of detail in the design reflects the bucolic nature of the people of Rohan. Brilliantly done, and one of the many favorites in my collection.

Matthew M.
Love this coin!

Beautiful design and nice chunky thickness. Feels great to worry in my pocket. As always, Shire Post killed it!

Gestern craftmanship

I like Rohan best, so I am very happy for the addition to your offers

Jason H.
Welcome addition to LotR collection

This is a finely detailed piece of brasswork for Tolkien fans.

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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.

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

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