GOOD VIKING HEART PENDANT 9th-10th CENTURY AD.
3/4” height, of elegant form. Broad heart with raised edge, trefoil with double scrolls above. Stippled ground with the relief surfaces quite smooth. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, attributes of the warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the gold restored for contemporary wear on a modern polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certification of authenticity.