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 over ¾" width with well-formed crescent over and enclosing a double projection representing Sol the sun and Mani the Moon. Thus it is actually two crescents within the larger third crescent. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored for contemporary wear.