RARE VIKING HEART PENDANT C.1000 AD
A good example in its fully evolved form. Tapered section and fully evolved cusped top with broad rounded border forming a heart within a heart! 5/8” height plus the loop, made by the open face mold technique. The iconic form in excellent preservation. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the warrior. It is said that Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress), had a heart of stone. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for modern wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Charming.