A MEROVINGIAN GLASS AND GARNET GOLD FINGER RING circa 5th-6th century a.d. The hoop round in section, with collared shoulders joined to the diamond-shaped bezel, which is divided into quadrants and set with alternating squares of blue and green glass, the corners of the bezel terminating in roundels set with cabochon garnets
Merovingian Frankish Garnet Bird Brooches ,circa 6th century AD. A pair of cast silver brooches in the form of stylised birds with hooked beaks and scrolled bodies. The eyes, wings and tails are formed by garnets set 'en cloison.' On the reverse, the pin-lugs and catchplates are in place (the pins lost in antiquity). Paired bird brooches are a classic form of garment closure used by the Merovingian Franks and also found in nearby Kent.