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Early Germanic Glass AD 400-700. Photographs courtesy of Lindsay Kerr. Late Merovingian palm cup. Reims, Marne, France.

Early Germanic Glass AD 400-700. Photographs courtesy of Lindsay Kerr. Late Merovingian palm cup. Reims, Marne, France.

7-8th C. Palm Cup Glass Dimensions: Overall: 2 5/8 x 4 3/16 in. (6.6 x 10.6 cm)

7-8th C. Palm Cup Glass Dimensions: Overall: 2 5/8 x 4 3/16 in. (6.6 x 10.6 cm)

Beads from Apeldoorn, Loenen and Wageningen. 6th century. The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Photograph by member Matt Bunker

Beads from Apeldoorn, Loenen and Wageningen. 6th century. The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Photograph by member Matt Bunker

Glass beads 6th century from Wageningen. The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Photograph by member Matt Bunker

Glass beads 6th century from Wageningen. The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden. Photograph by member Matt Bunker

Circa 6th century AD. A pair of silver-gilt disc brooches with lozenge-and-saltire design and central disc; the saltire with central point decoration, the central disc and triangular surround with garnet cloisons; catchplates and pin lugs to the reverse. Silver-gilt and garnet, 9.15 grams total, 26 mm. [2]

Circa 6th century AD. A pair of silver-gilt disc brooches with lozenge-and-saltire design and central disc; the saltire with central point decoration, the central disc and triangular surround with garnet cloisons; catchplates and pin lugs to the reverse. Silver-gilt and garnet, 9.15 grams total, 26 mm. [2]

Circa 5th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain D-section hoop and discoid pad on underside; the bezel a pedestal with discoid face bearing two turquoise and three garnet cabochon stones in a quincunx pattern. Gold, garnet and turquoise, 5.76 grams, 26 mm overall (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14).

Circa 5th century AD. A gold finger ring with plain D-section hoop and discoid pad on underside; the bezel a pedestal with discoid face bearing two turquoise and three garnet cabochon stones in a quincunx pattern. Gold, garnet and turquoise, 5.76 grams, 26 mm overall (approximate size British N 1/2, USA 6 3/4, Europe 14.35, Japan 14).

The Ashmolean Museum:  Princely Burials in Frankia, a group of artifacts from  Picquigny, France. 600-700.  Photograph by Lindsay Kerr.

The Ashmolean Museum: Princely Burials in Frankia, a group of artifacts from Picquigny, France. 600-700. Photograph by Lindsay Kerr.

Are those garnets ? Merovingian brooch 6thC, France. Marovingian Dynasty, previos to Carolingian, 481-511 AD. King Clovis united all of Gaul, adopted wife's Christian faith. ALady

Are those garnets ? Merovingian brooch 6thC, France. Marovingian Dynasty, previos to Carolingian, 481-511 AD. King Clovis united all of Gaul, adopted wife's Christian faith. ALady

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