VIKING LUNAR PENDANT C.850-950 AD
Very large, just under 1 ½” wide. 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. This example is of a rounded form tapering to the tips of the crescent moon. Surface degradation from burial. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Comes gift boxed with certification of authenticity.