ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.9TH-10TH CENT. AD
Gilt bronze over 1 ½” height with a bulbous central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with matching large bulbous terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. Medial drop, probably representing the North Star. 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 24 karat gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. On a modern black leather neck cord with gilt silver chain closure, gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.