Gilt bronze in a particularly complex representation of the celestial sky with large bulbous top column comprised of three tiers of four nubs. Tipped crescent moon and over a cusped segment with trilobite terminal. That is thought to represent the Northern Lights or Aurora, visible in high latitude regions where much of Viking exploration took place. The three-tier column evidently represents another astronomical phenomenon and the whole evidently represents their convergence. 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. Over 1 1/2” in height. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear. Brilliant.