FINE VIKING LUNAR PENDANT, 9TH-10TH CENTURY
Over 1 1/8” in height. Bronze, cast, and chased in minute detail as the crescent moon with baluster tips representing Sol the sun and Mani the moon, below a stepped cone surrounded by five triangles of domed nubs. Double raised edge crescent suspending a cusp with a medial finial. The combination of the elements representing a specific auspicious astrological concurrence. Viking worship involved the heavenly bodies on which they relied for guidance when sailing. Excellent with the pure silver overlay restored, for modern wear on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.