ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.870-1050 AD
Cambridgeshire, England. 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 1/8" in width and thick section. The broad crescent has expanded terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the moon, with each bearing remnants of an ascribed circle. The center has a dropped point as common and probably represents the North Star. Fundamental form to invoke supernatural guidance in navigating. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.