VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY
Silvered bronze. As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. Lunar pendants were worn as pectorals as well as suspended from belts, other clothing and horse harnesses. This example is just over 1 /4” high with a swelled baluster central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with largely expanded terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the moon. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored for contemporary wear. On a modern Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.