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 gilt bronze, about 1 3/8” high with a swelled central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with expanded terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. The inner crescent supports addorsed S scrolls further defining the celestial phenomenon which it represents Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored on a sterling silver neck chain for modern wear.