VIKING LUNAR PENDANT C.900-1000 AD
Gilt bronze. 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 harnesses. This example is about 1 1/4” wide and fashioned as the crescent moon with flared tips representing Sol the sun and Mani, the moon. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear.