GOOD VIKING HEART PENDANT 9th-11th CENTURY
Gilt bronze, 7/8” width. Heart-within-heart form, a popular Viking motif. Large edge nubs at the quarter points. The heart was an iconic Viking symbol. It stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the gold surface restored.