Nebra Disk Pendant with Andesine
Last year I spent time researching the Pleiades which brought me to the Nebra Disk...
The Nebra sky disc is a bronze disc of around 12" diameter and a weight of 5lbs, having a blue-green patina and inlaid with gold symbols (see last photo). These symbols are interpreted as the Sun or full moon, a lunar crescent, and stars (including a cluster of seven stars interpreted as the Pleiades). Two golden arcs along the sides, interpreted to mark the angle between the solstices, were added later. A final addition was another arc at the bottom with internal parallel lines, which is usually interpreted as a solar boat or a rainbow or even the Aurora Borealis.
It features the oldest concrete depiction of astronomical phenomena known from anywhere in the world. In June 2013, it was included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register and termed "one of the most important archaeological finds of the twentieth century."
Brass Nebra Pendant is 1 1/8" diameter and is suspended on a 16"/18" oxidized Sterling Silver chain with a lovely row of Andesine crystals.