ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, C.850-1050 AD
Iconic elongated heart form with a finely incised heart. A heart within a heart! Scroll medials to the sides and leaf shape below. Foliate designs were favored by Vikings and incorporated into about half of heart pendants. Over 1” in 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. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.