VIKING LUNAR/ASTROLOGICAL PENDANT C.850-1050 AD
Gilt bronze. Classic solid crescent form. 5/8" width. 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. Lunar pendants were worn as pectorals as well as suspended from belt. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored.