VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE, 9th-10th CENTURY
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 just over 1 1/8” high with swelled crenulated central column superimposed on the crescent moon, with large expanded terminals representing Sol the sun and Mani the moon. Professionally refurbished with the 24karat gold overlay restored, on a gilt Sterling silver neck chain for contemporary wear. Gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.