FINE VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE 10TH-11TH CENTURY AD
3/4" height including the loop. Naturalistic heart of high domed form within a high rounded border with spikes at the quarter points perhaps defining a saltire. The rendition of especially high relief, in superior definition. 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 pure silver overlay restored, on a Sterling silver neck chain, for contemporary wear.