ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, C.850-1050 AD
Classic heart form. Just under 5/8” heigh plus the suspension loop. The broad edges scrolling at the top form the cusp and the top two members of the trefoil on the depressing field, a favorite Viking form. Good high relief. 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 restored on a gilt neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.