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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)

Early Anglo-Saxon (7th c). Glass, blue globular beaker with spiral trail and everted rim. Ht 7.8cm. Kent, Faversham, King's Field.

Childebert I (c. 496 – 13 December 558) was the Frankish king of Paris, a Merovingian dynast, one of the four sons of Clovis I who shared the kingdom of the Franks upon their father's death in 511. He was one of the sons of Saint Clotilda, born at Reims

Disk Brooch with Central Boss; 7th c CE; Frankish

5th-6th century AD. A square plate brooch with cloisonné garnet design of a central swastika and segmented border with roundel to the centre of each side; pin-lug and catchplate to the reverse. See the cloisonné techniques in Arrhenius, B. Merovingian Garnet Jewellery, Stockholm, 1985. 6.49 grams, 16 mm (3/4").

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Warminster Jewel, Anglo-saxon, 7th century AD. Gold frame, rock crystal and blue glass cabochon. Found in a field near Cley Hill, Warminster in 1997.