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VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE - Picardi Jewelers
VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE - Picardi Jewelers

VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE

A9140

Regular price $285.00 Sale

Late 11th century. This silvered amulet combines a Viking icon, the moon, with the Christian cross.  In the 11th century, Christianity made foot holds in Danelaw England, ruled by Vikings. A number of Abbys were built and Christians coexisted with the Pagan Vikings. Eventually, most Vikings were converted and by the First Crusade, (1096) the served valiantly in defense of Christianity. This amulet is from the period of transition, incorporating elements of paganism with the cross in is specific Crusader’s” form with “crutches” to the beam terminals. See https://www.pinterest.com/pin/659495939170074252/ for another example. It is just under 1” width with raised edge crescent, the field with recurved bars a typical Viking motif. The crescent tips, traditionally emphasized as Sol the sun and Mani the moon, embrace the cross. The endurance of old myths incorporated in more enlightened theology is common and present today in the form of superstitions.  Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.