ANCIENT VIKING HEART PENDANT C.900 AD JEWELRY
A good example in its early form. Near flat section and naturalistic (uncusped) form. The field with two converging trefoils. 7/8” height, made by the open face mold technique. The iconic form in excellent preservation. 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 the silver surface restored, on polished leather neck cord (shown separately) for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity. Charming.