Seller: pax_romana (3,845) 100%, Location: London, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 391640149744 Material: Bronze, Colour: Bronze, Details: AUTHENTIC VIKING LUNAR PENDANT - PUNCH MOTIFS - HISTORICAL GIFT - WEARABLE -QR43Description: Authentic Viking lunar pendant decorated with Punch Motifs. A fine specimen of Viking jewelry in the shape of a crescent moon with geometrical patterning. The lunar symbol is historically universal - its pagan significance is uncertain, though in Christianity it is associated with purity, peace, illumination and perfection.Material: Bronze / Smooth patinaCondition: EXTREMELY Fine condition with sharp details / Wearable Size: 22 x 20 mm / Weight: 3.3 gramsDate: 9th - 11th centuryProvenance: Obtained from an old German collection.Necklace cord and gift bag available on request.Ideal historic gift for anyone interested in Viking history! In our store you will find one of the largest collections of Ancient and Medieval artefacts and coins currently available on eBay. Our company deals exclusively in AUTHENTIC pieces of art. Each item purchased from us is guaranteed to be authentic and can be accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity upon request. VikingsVikings (Norwegian and Danish: Vikinger; Swedish and Nynorsk: Vikingar; Icelandic: Víkingar), from Old Norse víkingr, were Norseseafarers, speaking the Old Norse language, who raided and traded from their Scandinavian homelands across wide areas of northern, central and eastern Europe, during the late 8th to late 11th centuries. The term is also commonly extended in modern English and othervernaculars to the inhabitants of Viking home communities during what has become known as the Viking Age. This period of Norse military, mercantile and demographic expansion constitutes an important element in the early medieval history of Scandinavia, the British Isles,Ireland, France, Kievan Rus' and Sicily.Facilitated by advanced seafaring skills, and characterised by the longship, Viking activities at times also extended into the Mediterraneanlittoral, North Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia. Following extended phases of (primarily sea- or river-borne) exploration, expansion and settlement, Viking (Norse) communities and polities were established in diverse areas of north-western Europe, European Russia, the North Atlantic islands and as far as the north-eastern coast of North America. This period of expansion witnessed the wider dissemination of Norse culture, while simultaneously introducing strong foreign cultural influences into Scandinavia itself, with profound developmental implications in both directions.Popular, modern conceptions of the Vikings—the term frequently applied casually to their modern descendants and the inhabitants of modern Scandinavia—often strongly differ from the complex picture that emerges from archaeology and historical sources. A romanticized picture of Vikings as noble savages began to emerge in the 18th century; this developed and became widely propagated during the 19th-century Viking revival. Perceived views of the Vikings as alternatively violent, piratical heathens or as intrepid adventurers owe much to conflicting varieties of the modern Viking myth that had taken shape by the early 20th century. Current popular representations of the Vikings are typically based on cultural clichés and stereotypes, complicating modern appreciation of the Viking legacy.