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Hjarta Kneppa - Ancient Viking 8th-11th Century Bronze Pendant. This wonderful artifact is crafted from bronze. Featuring an ancient button and quality bronze work and detail. The heart shaped button has beautiful detail of a central heart and etchings. It has a deep rich bronze patina, with the original loops on the back of the button. This button would have been sewn onto a jacket, blouse, coat or hat. A contemporary loop and bale has made this possible to wear it as a pendant today. The bronze chain is contemporary and features a secure lobster claw clasp. This fantastic artifact would make a perfect unique gift or addition to any early collection.
Note: Hjarta Kneppa means heart button in Old Norse language. Hrunger's heart was first detected as carvings on ancient stones. It means knot of slain and signifies afterlife. Today the heart symbolizes love.
Measurements: Pendant 25mm x 16mm Chain 18"
Weight: 7.7 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Artifacts are luxury items. Can be worn with care.
Origin: Latvia Note: Found in Western Latvia in a ancient viking settlement .
Date: 8th-11th century