EXTRAORDINARY VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE 850-1050 AD
Fine example in its fully evolved form. Just under 3/4" height including the suspension loop. Fully evolved heart form with the sides meeting at the top and forming the cusp. The field with a trefoil. Made by the open face mold technique For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the warrior. It is said that Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress), had a heart of stone. Professionally refurbished with 24karat gold restored, on a gilt silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.