ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.900-1000 AD
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 silvered bronze, slightly under 1 1/4” high with the suspension loop. A crenulated column over the raised edge crescent moon, with expanded terminals representing Sol the Sun and Mani the Moon. The inner crescent supports addorsed ridged cusps flanking a triple nub column. The crenulated details had a celestial and spiritual significance which is now lost. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored. On a Sterling silver neck chain, gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Superior example handcrafted 1000 years ago!