C.850-1000 AD. Iconic form, fully developed with cusped top formed by the broad rounded edges which continue as the top scrolls of a trefoil. Just over 5/8" height plus the suspension loop. Well rounded section, produced by the lost wax 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 18” neck chain for contemporary wear. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authentic.