VIKING HEART PENDANT 9th-11th CENTURY
Gilt bronze. 1 1/8” height. Made by the open face mold technique. Classic fully developed form with double delineated border. Six protruding nubs spaced evenly on the edge. 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 gold restored for contemporary wear.