VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE, C.900-1000 AD
Just over 1 3/8” total height. A crescent (moon) with ridged edges inside and out, under a triangle. 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 professionally refurbished with the silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain and jewelry gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.