VIKING HEART PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
¾” height. Elegant form with triple foliate design with transverse linear motif. Foliate designs were favored by Vikings and incorporated into about half of heart pendants. Expanded finial. 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 overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.