ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
Just under 3/4” height. Scrolling foliate design surrounding central incised diamond. Medial nubs incised with foliate design. Foliate designs were favored by Vikings and incorporated into about half of heart pendants. 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 gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.