Well over 1 1/8” height plus the suspension loop, of somewhat abstracted form. The scrolled sides terminating in quartered nubs. The face of low rounded section. Made by the open face mold technique with sand textured back and small imperfections to the face as made. The form of the heart is natural as in the body rather than stylized with the top cusp. Both forms are used profusely in Nordic literature. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Surface lightly textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the gold restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.