ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 866-1067 AD JEWELRY
Gilt bronze. Over 3/4” width. Iconic heart form with foliate motif. 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 24karat gold overlay restored on a gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Exceptional condition.