EXCEPTIONAL VIKING HEART PENDANT, 10TH-11TH C.AD
Over 3/4" height. Elaborately interpreted with triple nubs to the sides, the lower forming angled bars. Especially high relief heart of naturalistic form centered. Well preserved with the intricate detail intact. 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 overlay restored. On a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.