Gilt bronze. 1 1/8" width. Cusped form of exaggerated width with nubbed quarter points. Low dome form with a pentafoil hand engraved. Surface textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a polished leather neck cord, shown separately, for contemporary wear. Great age character. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature.