ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 900-1050 AD
Over 7/8” height including the suspension loop, with nubs at the quarter points defining a saltire. Framed central raised heart of archaic form. A rounded border swelled at the sides. Made by the open face mold technique. 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 pure silver surface restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.