Shire Post Mint Helm of Awe Coin Necklace Aegishjalmur Viking Coin Fine Silver

Model #: SPM-AWE-SV-P
Brand: Shire Post Mint
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Shire Post Mint | Helm of Awe Aegishjalmur | Viking Coin Necklace Fine Silver

This hammered Helm of Awe coin has been drilled and strung on a leather cord to wear as a necklace.

Ægishjálmur in Icelandic is also known as the Warrior's Stave or Helm and The Helm of Awe or Helm of Terror. This sigil was though to induce fear in one's enemies, protect the warrior and prevail in battle. A central circular object is surrounded by 8 Algiz, or “Z-Runes”, like a protective screen of spears. 

History of the Warrior's Stave via Shire Post Mint

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.

Minting process

Treated to look as if it has been handled and circulated, this process is done by hand, and it is both an art and a science, coloring and patinas will vary. No two are exactly the same. 

Coins are struck one at a time in the USA using antique machinery and traditional coining techniques. A colorful description is included with history and facts about the coin.


  • Solid 99.9% fine silver
  • 1.25" (3.2 cm) diameter
  • 16g - 1/16" thick
  • 30" leather cord included


Brand Shire Post Mint
Width 1.29"
Thickness 0.07"
Material Fine Silver, Leather
Weight 0.56 oz.
Condition New
Country of Origin United States