VIKING ASTROLOGICAL AMULET, 9TH-11TH CENTURY
Silvered bronze, 7/8” height plus the suspension loop. Formed as three spheres in alignment referring to a specific astrological event. The same form is found as the central axis of the more common lunar pendants which superimpose a crescent on the triple sphere group. As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. They relied on astronomy to navigate and the heavenly bodies had supernatural significance. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored on a modern sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.