Charm size, ¾” height, gilt bronze, as well figured crescent with the tips joined to form a point. The upper area with three raised lugs representing Sol, the sun, Mani the moon and the universe which embodied the 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 made by the open face mold technique with evidence of tool finishing to the back. Professionally refurbished with the heavy gold overlay restored. Gift boxed with a certificate of authenticity.

Stock Number: FNS8959

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