VIKING LUNAR/ASTROLOGICAL PENDANT 9th-10th CENTURY AD
Gilt bronze. As expert navigators, the constellations signified mystery and power to Vikings. The Moon was personified as Mani, brother to Sol the Sun, and is abundantly represented in Norse literature. This example, is 3/4” wide and fashioned as a crescent moon with the tips expanded representing Sol and Mani. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.