VIKING LUNAR PENDANT C.850-950 AD
Gilt bronze, 1 ¼” wide. 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 harness. Rounded crescent with expanded terminals representing the Sun and Moon, personified. Vikings relied on astronomy to navigate and the heavenly bodies had supernatural significance. Heavy example for its size. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Comes gift boxed with certification of authenticity.