VIKING HEART PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
Gilt bronze. Large opened heart just under 1 1/8" in height. Excellent form with a heart-within-heart form. Scalloped edge with charming heart pierced to central field. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the gold surface restored.