FINE VIKING HEART NECKLACE, 10TH-11TH CENTURY AD
Gilt bronze, heart, charm size, just under ¾” height including the loop. Fully evolved form with cusped top, particularly well incised with a central trefoil. 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 surface restored on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.