ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.900-1000 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 over 1 1/4” high. The body is a medially ribbed crescent (Moon) with ball terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. It is supported on a column expanded above and below the crescent which is a further celestial reference. Particularly well-preserved detail. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored for contemporary wear. On a Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.