Gilt bronze, 13/16th of inch tall. 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 with the crescent moon tips closing together, an astronomical reference the specifics of which are now lost. Professionally refurbished with the gold overlay restored. Item ships one business day after payment.Domestic: Flat-rate of $9.95 to anywhere within the contiguous U.S. No additional cost for combined shipping per winning bidder.International: Flat-rate of $12.95 to anywhere in the world.
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