Rare Ancient Viking Heart Pendant Necklace, C.850-1050 AD
Classic heart form. over 3/4" width. Central high relief heart in its fully evolved form with cusped top, dimpled detail, and beaded surround. The sixth points are nubbed as is common. That feature evidently had spiritual significance, now lost. 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 overlay restored on a gilt sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Very fine example. $9.95 shipping. 5 day return policy.