Beads from Frankish necklaces exhibit a stunning variety of patterns, colors, and forms. Though the beads seen here were made in the seventh century, the particular combination in which they were strung together is a creation of the late nineteenth century, when the beads were first found in graves.
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Central Europe (including Germany), 500-1000 A.D.
- Date: 500–600
- Culture: Frankish
Medium: Glass, amethyst, copper alloy rings