VIKING HEART PENDANT 9th CENTURY AD
Particularly large example of early elongated form with base nubs and incised triple radial motif. Made by the open mold process. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. For Vikings, the heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, and integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is said Hrungnir, with whom Thor dueled (assisted by a sorceress) had a heart of stone.