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Vikinggold crescent pendant. A yellow gold pendant, in a stylized crescent form ornamented with raised smooth borders, hammered decoration and intricate golden granule details in a radiating geometric pattern, the reverse features subtle hammering effects, set to top with a secure circular bale with a recessed centre and raised edges, approximately 2.4cm wide and 2.0cm in length to top of bale. Tested gold, approximately 2.4g in weight, circa 9th-11th century AD.
This is a museum quality piece of jewellery, and a very fine example of Viking craftsmanship, showcasing several highly technical goldworking techniques.