VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.950-1050 AD
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” high plus the suspension loop. It is formed like a crescent with the ball terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the moon. The swelled central column is crenulated, probably representing celestial bodies. This is of astrological and thus, spiritual significance, probably representing a phenomenon not understood by Vikings. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored on modern Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.