EXCEPTIONAL VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 10TH-11TH CENTURY AD
Over 3/4” height. Cusped form heart with the cusp formed by a second heart. A heart within a heart! scalloped borders and the quarter points with radials, forming a saltire. Surface wear from burial with some loss to the upper left edge. 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 polished leather neck cord, for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.