VIKING LUNAR PENDANT NECKLACE C.900-1000 AD JEWELRY
Just over 1” width of the bold form, rounded front, back and ridged edge. The crescent moon representing the God Mani, with three dots to each arm, signifying a particular astrological event that would have had supernatural significance to its owner. 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 chain and gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.