CLASSIC VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD
3/4” height including the loop, of elegant form. Broad heart with rounded edge, incised with a trefoil. The foliate trefoil was a very popular motif for Viking hearts. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, attributes of the warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold restored and mounted on a modern gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.