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Niello Heart - Ancient Viking Circa 10th Century Bronze Heart Pendant . This lovely heart pendant is crafted from bronze. Featuring an ancient design, Niello inlay, and quality bronze work. This charming heart is shaped a lock, it has beautiful fine Niello inlay. The back is carved out and simple. There are two contemporary bronzed loops and bale attached to the heart, which adds movement to the heart. The pendant is matched up to a contemporary bronze chain with a secure lobster claw clasp. This Viking era heart would make a perfect gift for that special someone or addition for any early collection.
Note: Niello is a black mixture , usually of sulphur, copper, silver , and lead, used as an inlay on engraved or etched metal, especially silver.
Measurements: Pendant 35mm x 10mm
Weight: 7.60 grams
Condition: Excellent Note: Artifacts are luxury items. Can be worn with care.
Origin: Latvia Note: Found in Western Latvia in a Viking settlement.
Date: Circa 10th Century