The royal seal in the image above here belonged to Childeric, father of Clovis and an early king of the Franks. It was discovered in the grave of a warrior in France. The gold coins shown with the seal are solidi, either Byzantine or Western copies of the popular Byzantine coin. Notice also that the king wears his hair in long braids. Frankish kings regularly wore their hair in braids, which were a symbol of royalty amongst this Germanic people.
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