Late Bronze Age Lunar Pendant

£ 95.00

A Celtic lunular pendant made from bronze and pierced for suspension. The pendant features a raised central ridge on both sides, and additional embellishment in the form of raised spheres at the curve of the lunular form, as well as small projections. The bronze also features attractive green patination.

Date: Circa 10th-6th Century BC
Condition: Excellent condition


SKU: EJ-09 Category: Tag:

Due to its shape, this pendant may have been intended to evoke the image of the moon, which was highly sacred in Celtic religion (as with many ancient cultures). Celtic worship was closely tied to celestial bodies and features of the natural world, and the lunar cycle was used to determine the timing of religious festivals, as well as practical activities such as the harvest. Evidence of cults associated with the sun and moon has also been found at many Celtic sites.

Weight 6.2 g
Dimensions L 3.5 cm