VIKING LUNAR PENDANT C.850-950 AD
Just over 1” wide. This example cast as the crescent moon with its tips supporting a trefoil, a common motif. The back is textured, evidently from open face casting. 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. Comes gift boxed with certification of authenticity.