VIKING LUNAR/ASTROLOGICAL PENDANT C.850-950 AD
1” wide. Crescent form with expanded terminals representing the Sun and Moon, personified and thick incised lines forming a central ridge. 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 gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.