ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, C.850-1050 AD
Classic heart form. 5/8" heigh plus the suspension loop. Central high heart in its naturalistic form with uncusped top, exaggerated sides, and nubbed quarters forming a saltire. That feature evidently had spiritual significance, now lost. 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 surface restored on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.