VIKING LUNAR PENDANT, 9th-10th C.AD
Silvered bronze, under 3/4" width (0.69"). Crescent form with the ends tapering sharply from the swelled middle. 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 belts, other clothing, and horse harnesses. Professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain and gift boxed with certificate of authenticity. Nice delicate proportions.
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