ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 900-1050 AD
About 5/8" height plus the suspension loop, with nubs at the quarter points. Framed central raised heart of archaic form over a saltire. A rounded border swelled at the sides. Made by the open face mold technique. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold restored on a gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.