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 about 1 1/4” high with expanded central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with expanded terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. The column mounts two additional robust swells representing celestial bodies. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.