ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, C.850-1050 AD
Iconic elongated heart form with quintuple foliate motif. Foliate designs were favored by Vikings and incorporated into about half of heart pendants. Over 7/8" height. 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 silver overlay restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.