Early example of the fully evolved form with cusped top and shallow rounded sides. Flat face with large central trefoil motif, the upper members comprising the scrolled border terminal. Just over 1” height. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Surface very lightly textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.