FINE ANCIENT VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.900-1050 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 just over 1 3/8” high with a tall bulbous central column superimposed on the crescent moon detailed both sides with high medial ridge flanked by crenulated bands. Matching bulbous terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. Baluster column below enclosed by a double crescent base, all rendered in intricate detail. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold surface restored. Mounted on a modern gilt Sterling silver neck chain both intended for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.