FINE VIKING LUNAR/ASTROLOGICAL PENDANT C.900-1000 AD
Gilt bronze. 1 1/4" height plus the ring. As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. The Moon was personified as Mani, brother to Sol the Sun, represented here by the crescent terminals. The top represents the constellations or the whole world as seen from the Earth. Lunar pendants were worn as pectorals as well as suspended from belt. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.