FINE VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 900-1000 AD
Slightly over 3/4" height. Elegant form with addorsed spikes or horns to the top, and sixth point nubs below center. Field with raised central heart. A heart within a heart! Delicately raised surround. 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 restored on a gilt neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.