VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE C.900-1000 AD
Slightly over 5/8” height. Fine deep relief form with broad double borders flanked by side swell segments and pips at the quarter points. Central heart in its naturalistic form. 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 suspension ring and silver overlay restored on modern sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.