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 5/8" height plus the suspension loop. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, and 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 Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.