ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT C.900-1000 AD
Just under 1” height. Complex representation of the celestial sky with elongated bulbous crenulated top. Ball tipped crescent moon in silhouette and a compressed version of the top column captive in the crescent. That is thought to represent the Northern Lights or aurora, visible in high latitude regions where much of Viking exploration took place. 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. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.