VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE, C.900-1000 AD
Just under 1 ¼” total height. The outer edge ridged and the inner rounded. As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. The Moon was personified as Mani, brother to Sol the Sun, and is abundantly represented in Norse literature. Lunar pendants were worn as pectorals as well as suspended from belts, other clothing and horse harnesses. This example is surface textured from burial and professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver chain and gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.