CLASSIC VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY AD
Under 7/8” height plus the loop, of elegant form. Broad heart with indented edges, and nubbed quarters, incised with a trefoil. Made by the open face mold process. The foliate trefoil was a very popular motif for Viking hearts. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, attributes of the warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the silver surface restored for contemporary wear on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with a certification of authenticity.