About 5/8” height plus the suspension loop. The heart in its fully evolved form with cusped top, bordered in a high round band. The field with three foliate members, trefoils each with triple terminal and the three forming a further trefoil together. The foliate trefoil was a very popular motif for Viking hearts, though rarely three forming another as here. 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 24karat gold surface restored on a modern polished leather neck cord (not shown). Gift boxed for giving with certificate of authenticity.

Stock Number: UC8246

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