Scandinavian, Christianized Viking. 7/8” height, heart from produced by symmetrical drape elements with central pierced heart. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. At this time, Christianity was spread throughout Europe, by the sword when necessary. Vikings were Christianized bur as with other proto pagans, retained elements of their earlier beliefs. Light surface wear and texture from burial. Professionally refurbished with the silver restored on modern sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certification of authenticity.