Late 10th-11th century AD, the late period of Viking pagan mythology. Formed as a crescent representing the moon which was sacred to Vikings both for navigating and as the source of light for nocturnal sailing and raiding. It is over 1” wide of raised edge crescent form, the field with scrolling foliage, a typical Viking motif. The crescent tips, traditionally emphasized as Sol the sun and Mani the moon. Surface lightly textured from burial. Professionally refurbished with the pure silver overlay restored, on a modern Sterling silver neck chain. Jewelry gift boxed with certificate of authenticity.