SUPERB VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE 9TH-10TH CENTURY
Over 1 1/8” 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. Deeply raised edge crescent with plain field showing its original tool marks from finishing. Viking worship involved the heavenly bodies on which they relied for guidance when sailing. Excellent quality and condition with the 24k gold overlay restored, for modern wear on a modern polished leather neck cord. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.