ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR/ASTROLOGICAL PENDANT C.900-1000 AD
Gilt 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 harness. This example is just under 1/2" high, of delicate form and fashioned as the crescent moon. Charmingly petite. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.