Large example in its fully evolved form with cusped top. The broad edges scrolling to foliate terminals. 1 1/8” height, made by the open face mold technique. The iconic form in excellent preservation. 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 gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.