VIKING HEART PENDANT NECKLACE, C.950-1050 AD
Just under 3/4" height plus the suspension loop. The Viking heart in its fully developed form with a full cusp top formed by the scroll terminals of the broad borders. The field with a formalized trefoil or fleur de lys. Thin, a relatively flat section, produced by the open face mold technique. 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 24karat gold overlay restored on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.