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A very rare collection of Roman Migration Period beads from the time
of the Byzantine Empire. At this point in history, international commerce
was at its high point, with goods from around the world flowing into
Constantinople. These beads were probably from the Merovingian
(Frankish) Dynasty, considered the first French royal house, around
1,600 years old. While the tradition of burying jewelry with the dead
was banned by the church, the Merovingians continued this practice
even after their conversion to Christianity.

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