Late example of the heart in its naturalistic form with uncusped top and a pointed bottom. Especially high rounded border enclosed in quartered double brackets flanked by nubs for a fine balanced composition. Just over 1” width, made by the open face mold technique. The early 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 the 24karat gold surface restored on a modern polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.

Stock Number: A1842

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