Rare Ancient Viking Heart Pendant Necklace, C.850-1050 AD
Classic heart form. Slightly under 3/4" height plus the suspension loop. Central high domed heart in its natural form, beaded surround and stepped base forming a border. The cusp bridged with another forming a pierced heart above a heart within a heart! The fifth points are nubbed as is common. That feature evidently had spiritual significance, now lost. 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.