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


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

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
  • also available as a coin

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 16 reviews
Jason F.
A True Warrior’s Medallion!

This is an excellent medallion/amulet. It comes on a tied thong that keeps it comfortably on my neck and is long enough to slip on before “battle”. The copper has already developed an awesome patina with bright edges where it rubs on my chest.

Fantastic! I hope it lends you great strength.

Thomas R.

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

John G.
Great coin

Well made and crisp outlines...

Jonah C.
Aegishjalmur Necklace

Absolutely phenomenal craftsmanship and delivery was great as well. SPM has exceeded my expectations and I will most definitely be buying from them again!!!

Karen U.
I love all your products

These are amazing, my sons are so happy with them and wear them all the time!

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.

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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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