VIKING LUNAR AMULET NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY
Cambridgeshire, England. Silvered 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 over 3/4” in width, a broad crescent with angled terminals. The near circular form is a reference to Sol, the sun, and the crescent top, a tribute to Mani the mood. Fundamental form combining two primary Viking Gods to invoke supernatural guidance in navigating. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored on a Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Great gift for a sailor!