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Ancient Merovingian, Carolingian, Ottonian And Langobardian Kingdoms Of The Franks

The Germanic tribes achieved conquest over a mix of people, including the Gauls, the Bretons, the Belges, and the Gascons. The Kingdom of the Franks expanded from Austrasia, established by the Merovingian dynasty. Their territory corresponded largely to ancient Gaul as well as Raetia, Germania Superior and Germania Magna.

6th/7th Century Langobardic bead and rock crystal necklet. Castel Trosino, Italy.

ROMAN AND MEROVINGIAN BROOCHES circa 1st-6th century a.d.

Bronze brooch with gold Lombard era, 7th century CE. Museo Civico, Udine, Italy - Bronze brooch with gold

With Clovis' conversion to Catholicism in 498, the Frankish monarchy, elective and secular until then, became hereditary and of divine right...

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Carolingian Silver Vessel; ca mid-9th c, found in Vale of York Hoard, North Yorkshire Silver-gilt and nielloed cup/(?)pyx/(?)ciborium of globular form with a plain, flat base, a short, slightly concave neck, and a thickened, flat rim; the body is chased in very low relief with six cable-bordered roundels, each enclosing a running animal in front of a bush, or tree motif. Medium: silver, niello, gilded, chased

Frankish, Carolignian, Merovingian

Frankish Benedictine monk, Hrabanus Maurus, wrote De laudibus sanctae crucis, a collection of 28 encrypted religious poems in praise of the holy cross. Arranged in the carmina figurata style of word pictures, in which shapes appropriate to the textual context are created by the outlines of letters, phrases or verses of poetry, these became much-admired and often copied.

Merovingian Frankish Gold Jewelled Quincunx Ring, 5th century A.D.

Merovingian Frankish Silver-Gilt Disc Brooch Pair, 6th century A.D.

Signet ring Merovingian

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Italy around the turn of the millennium, showing the Lombard states in the south on the eve of the arrival of the Normans.

Lombards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A gold ring with a pyramid bezel, inlaid with a garnet , Merovingian, ca 6th-7th century A.D.



Brooch Merovingian late 6th - early 7th century AD France

Detail,intaglio Carolingian of St. Denis in Enger,Berlin Kunstgwerbemuseum ca 1100 ,attributed to the shop of Roger Helmarshausen

Frankish 7th C. Disk Brooch. Gold sheet, beaded wire; granulation, clear glass inlaid with red glazing on the underside; gold sheet attached to a copper alloy back with silver rivets; no spring/pin or attachment posts extant. Dimensions: Overall: 1 x 3/16 in. (2.6 x 0.5 cm)

Disk Brooch | Frankish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

7th century Culture: Frankish Medium: Gold, silver core, nails, paste cabochon, gold wire, copper alloy pin

Disk Brooch | Frankish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Disk Brooch Date: 7th century Culture: Frankish Medium: Copper alloy, Gold, wire, silver rim, paste cabochons, remnant of iron pin Dimensions: Overall: 1 3/4 x 9/16 in. (4.5 x 1.5 cm)

Disk Brooch | Frankish | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Merovingian Gold Ring with Garnet Cloison, 6th century A.D.

Merovingian Gold and Garnet Swastika Brooch, 5th-6th century A.D.

Gold Disc Brooch Merovingian, late 6th century AD Probably from Germany Inlaid with garnets and a blue glass stud

British Museum - Gold disc brooch

Frankish Fibulae, mid-6th century (Musée des Antiquities Nationales, Saint-Germain-en-Laye) This pair of Frankish fibulae is a great example of cloisonné, a technique that was popular in barbarian art. This technique is characterized by inlaid semi-precious stones. In fact, the word cloisonné literally means “partitioned” in French. The artisan would solder wires onto a metal base and fill the areas those wires created with stones

Fibulae - Smarthistory

Frankish kings, Dagobert II and Chilperic II, etc. ~ c1826 print

Childeric II