Late example of the heart in its naturalistic form with a rounded top and a pointed bottom. High rounded double border. Just under 1” height, 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. Surface lightly textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored on a modern polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed for Valentine’s Day giving with a certificate of authenticity.