ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE, C.900-1000 AD
Gilt 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 1 1/4” high with a bulbous central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with matching bulbous terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. Professionally refurbished with the 24 karat gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. On a modern gilt neck cord, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.