VARIATION VIKING HEART PENDANT, 9TH-10TH CENTURY
1” height, made by the open face mold technique. Gilt bronze of natural form, slightly cusped top and pointed bottom, nubs at the quarter points. Plain flat field suggesting provincial or colonial manufacture, perhaps Iceland For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, and integrity, attributes of the warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold restored on a polished leather neck cord for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certification of authenticity.