Good large example over 1" height. Gilt bronze. With raised heart shaped border enclosing an abstracted face, possibly Thor, formed of curvilinear elements, typical of Viking art. The figure is substantially symmetrical, but the elements vary imparting a more lifelike character. The only example of its type known to us. The heart stood for bravery, fortitude, loyalty, integrity, all attributes of the Viking warrior. It is abundantly referenced in Viking literature. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.Domestic: Flat-rate of $9.95 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S.International: Flat-rate of $12.95.
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