VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, 850-950 AD
Just over 1/2” height plus the suspension loop. Made by the open face mold method. Broad heart form made in three ranks and of slightly domed section. The field with a stylized trefoil, retaining its delicate stipple fields. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Light surface texture from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a gilt neck chain for modern wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.